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The Bitter Orange Tree

Product Description:

ISBN: 9781471193903

Format: UK Trade Paperback

ISBN: 9781471193897

Format: US Hardcover

Author: Jokha Alharthi  

Publisher:  Simon & Schuster

Published Date: June 2022

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The Bitter Orange Tree tells the story of Omani student Zuhurat a British university as she reflects on her relationship with her grandmother, who passed away just after Zuhurleft the country.Bint Amir is not, we learn, related to Zuhurby blood –but by an emotional bond far stronger; as the historical narrative of the grandmother’s challenged circumstances unfurls, so too does the story of Zuhur’slonely and unfulfilled present, one narrative segueing into another as social status, wealth, desire and female agency are explored in a literary tour de force.

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