Mother of all pigs

a novel
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Butchers, Family secrets, Social conditions, Family relationships, Women, Fi
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Hussein Saban, the only pig butcher in his small Jordanian town, lives with three generations of women. Regrets, dreams, and clandestine pasts in love, politics, and even espionage threaten the order in the household as generations clash. When a long-lost soldier from Hussein"s military past arrives, the Sabas family must decide whether to protect or expose him, bringing long-simmering rivalries and injustices to the surface.

StatementMalu Halasa
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3608.A5456 M67 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination266 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26942091M
ISBN 10194470034X
ISBN 139781944700348
LC Control Number2017952070
OCLC/WorldCa1007587243

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Halasa tells the stories of Middle Eastern women and men with rare familiarity. Written with wit and anthropological precision Malu's brilliantly conceived book manages to portray the face of the modern Middle East and elucidate the complexity of the transformations taking place there.” ―Raja Shehadeh, author of Palestinian Walks, Forays into a Vanishing Landscape "Mother of All Pigs is the book that western readers have been waiting for: a novel about ordinary /5(3).

The title is an actual character in the book -- the matriarch sow on a pig farm tended by a Jordanian Christian family. The Mother of All Pigs is forced to reproduce, never to really know her children, until she becomes so despondent that she begins to eat the newborns/5. "Mother of All Pigs is the book that western readers have been waiting for: a novel about ordinary people in the Middle East told with deep, sympathetic, understanding of the region.

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Enchanting & fearless, Halasa's prose intertwines the lives of three generations of women as they navigate the often stifling, sometimes absurd realities of everyday life in the Middle East. Malu Halasa is a Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor based in London. Halasa’s prose is revelatory.

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Mother Of All Pigs, Malu Halasa's debut novel, will be out this November, published by Unnamed 5/5(1). On the evening of November 3, in the intimate inner rooms of 57th Street Books, author Malu Halasa engaged in a discussion with Adam Morgan about her debut novel, Mother of All Pigs, as a part of the Seminary Co-Op’s Open Stacks discussed the journey of writing the book, how the book differed from her previous non-fictional works, and the current “moment of great.

Wholly authentic and profoundly insightful, Mother of all Pigs is a captivating look at the lives of a Middle Eastern family." -- Foreword Reviews, *Starred Review* Malu Halasa is one of the most original writers and editors covering the Middle East witty, sumptuous, and genuinely revelatory." -- /5(2).

Malu Halasa’s debut novel, Mother of All Pigs, is entertaining, disturbing, and educational. The author of six nonfiction books covering Syria, Iran, and Lebanon, Halasa now turns to Jordan for fiction.

In the nexus of Europe, Asia, and Africa known as the Levant, Jordan is almost landlocked by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Palestine. Her debut novel Mother of All Pigs, which takes place in Jordan, is published in November by Unnamed Press of Los Angeles. As a freelance journalist with a focus on the Middle East, Malu has written for the British press, including The Guardian, Financial Times, Times Literary Supplement and New Statesman, among many other publications.

Mother of All Pigs is the incisive debut novel of the London-based Jordanian-Filipina-American writer and critic Malu Halasa. Mother of All Pigs.

DAMN. This here—a dynamic book about supporting each other, & reclaiming the essences of ones's self, set in a Jordanian town, filled with nuance & characters that I LOVE—is exactly what I needed. —Recommended by Jared. Mother of All Pigs. Home» Literature» Literature. Literature; $ New. Leave this field blank: The Sabas family lives in a small Jordanian town that for centuries has been descended upon by all manner of invader, the latest a scourge of disconcerting Evangelical tourists.

The border town relies on a blackmarket trade of clothes. Halasa’s long expertise at nonfiction peeps through in Mother of All Pigs, her first novel, as some scenes fall flat, and some dialogue conveys information or exposition without grace.

It’s a slow-starting book, and quite challenging at first to keep all the characters and their familial relations straight. Buy this book Halasa’s debut novel focuses on a Jordanian family marked by an inability to discuss problems. Caught between their minority Christian heritage and the successive waves of Muslim.

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Mother Of All Pigs. ISBN: Published: Novem Publisher: The Unnamed Press. Distributor: Publishers Group West. Mother of All Pigs. Excerpt from Chapter 9 of Mother of All Pigs. By MALU HALASA | 04 DEC SHARE.

TWEET. and she gathers up her papers and books for her next lesson to a roomful of eighth graders on the school’s other side. A strict timetable has been imposed on pupils. After intensive study periods, they are allowed an elective: art. The Sabas family lives in a small Jordanian town that for centuries has been descended upon by all manner of invader, the latest a scourge of disconcerting Evangelical tourists.

The border town relies on a blackmarket trade of clothes, trinkets, and appliances -- the quality of which depends entirely on who's fighting -- but the conflict in nearby Syria has the place even more on edge than usual. Representing the old school is the matriarch, Mother Fadhma, who, having derived her primary sense of self-worth from the raising of 13 children and stepchildren, finds an odd ally in the.

Wholly authentic and profoundly insightful, Mother of all Pigs is a captivating look at the lives of a Middle Eastern family.”— Foreword Reviews, Starred Review “Halasa juggles multiple narrative threads in her lively debut the story wins high marks for its affectionate and.

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out of 5 stars Wow. Absorbing, Skillful, Witty. Mother of All Pigs › Customer reviews out of 5 stars The MOTHER of all books! Reviewed in the United States on Decem Verified Purchase. Bold and brilliant storytelling! One person found this helpful. Helpful. 0 Comment Report abuse Marlene Castillo.

out of 5 stars Wow! Absorbing, Skillful, Witty Storytelling. The Sabas family lives in a small Jordanian town that for centuries has been descended upon by all manner of invader, the latest a scourge of disconcerting Evangelical tourists.

The border town relies on a blackmarket trade of clothes, trinkets, and appliances -- the quality of which depends entirely on who's fighting -- but the conflict in nearby Syria has the place even more on edge than usual.NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR.

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