9780976395027

Gate of the Sun

Khoury, Elias

ISBN 10: 0976395029 / 0-9763950-2-9
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Publisher: Archipelago
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hardcover
About this title:
Synopsis:
Gate of the Sun is the first magnum opus of the Palestinian saga. After their country is torn apart in 1948, two men remain alone in a deserted makeshift hospital in the Shatila camp on the outskirts of Beirut. We enter a vast world of displacement, fear, and tenuous hope. Khalil holds vigil at the bedside of his patient and spiritual father, a storied leader of the Palestinian resistance who has slipped into a coma. As Khalil attempts to revive Yunes, he begins a story, which branches into many. Stories of the people expelled from their villages in Galilee, of the massacres that followed, of the extraordinary inner strength of those who survived, and of love. Khalil—like Elias Khoury—is a truth collector, trying to make sense of the fragments and various versions of stories that have been told to him. His voice is intimate and direct, his memories are vivid, his humanity radiates from every page. Khalil lets his mind wander through time, from village to village, from one astonishing soul to another, and takes us with him. Gate of the Sun is a Palestinian Odyssey. Beautifully weaving together haunting stories of survival and loss, love and devastation, memory and dream, Khoury humanizes the complex Palestinian struggle as he brings to life the story of an entire people.

About the Author:
Elias Khoury, born in Beirut, is the author of thirteen novels, four volumes of literary criticism, and three plays. He was awarded the Palestine Prize for Gate of the Sun, which was named Best Book of the Year by Le Monde Diplomatique, The Christian Science Monitor, and The San Francisco Chronicle, and a Notable Book by The New York Times. Khoury’s Yalo, White Masks, Little Mountain, The Journey of Little Gandhi, and City Gates are also available in English. Khoury is a Global Distinguished Professor of Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies at New York University. As Though She Were Sleeping received France’s inaugural Arabic Novel Prize.

Humphrey Davies’ translations include Naguib Mahfouz’s Thebes at War (American University in Cairo Press, Anchor Books) and Alaa al-Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building (AUC Press). He has lived throughout the Middle East and is currently based in Cairo.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
Umm Hassan is dead. I saw everyone racing through the alleys of the camp and heard the sound of weeping. Everyone was spilling out of their houses, bent over to catch their tears, running. Nabilah, Mahmoud al-Qasemi’s wife, our mother, was dead. We called her mother because everyone born in the Shatila camp fell from their mother’s guts into her hands. I too had fallen into her hands, and I too ran the day she died.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Gate of the Sun: Search Results

1.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: agoodealofbooks (ypsilanti, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Archipelago, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. isbn matches hardcover with jacket. new Fast service with confirmation, no international or priority orders over 4lbs. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000092299

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.99
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
2.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Archipelago, 2005. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Deeply human epic of the Palestinian struggle. A realigned "1001 Nights.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0976395029

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.80
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
3.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Steerforth Press, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780976395027

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 14.83
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0976395029

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.34
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
5.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: Nataraj Books, Inc. (Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Archipelago. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0976395029 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI210893704

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 16.82
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
6.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: Dan Pope Books (West Hartford, CT, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Archipelago Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Archipelago Books, 2005. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. NEW/New. A pristine unread copy. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. Smoke free. Shipped in sturdy box. From the New York Times: There has been powerful fiction about Palestinians and by Palestinians, but few have held to the light the myths, tales and rumors of both Israel and the Arabs with such discerning compassion. In Humphrey Davies's sparely poetic translation, Gate of the Sun is an imposingly rich and realistic novel, a genuine masterwork. Bookseller Inventory # khoury

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 20.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
7.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: The Book Depository US (Slough, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: ARCHIPELAGO BOOKS, United States, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 206 x 155 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Gate of the Sun is the first magnum opus of the Palestinian saga. After their country is torn apart in 1948, two men remain alone in a deserted makeshift hospital in the Shatila camp on the outskirts of Beirut. We enter a vast world of displacement, fear, and tenuous hope. Khalil holds vigil at the bedside of his patient and spiritual father, a storied leader of the Palestinian resistance who has slipped into a coma. As Khalil attempts to revive Yunes, he begins a story, which branches into many. Stories of the people expelled from their villages in Galilee, of the massacres that followed, of the extraordinary inner strength of those who survived, and of love. Khalil--like Elias Khoury--is a truth collector, trying to make sense of the fragments and various versions of stories that have been told to him. His voice is intimate and direct, his memories are vivid, his humanity radiates from every page. Khalil lets his mind wander through time, from village to village, from one astonishing soul to another, and takes us with him. Gate of the Sun is a Palestinian Odyssey. Beautifully weaving together haunting stories of survival and loss, love and devastation, memory and dream, Khoury humanizes the complex Palestinian struggle as he brings to life the story of an entire people. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9780976395027

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 25.48
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
8.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: The Book Depository (Slough, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: ARCHIPELAGO BOOKS, United States, 2006. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 206 x 155 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Gate of the Sun is the first magnum opus of the Palestinian saga. After their country is torn apart in 1948, two men remain alone in a deserted makeshift hospital in the Shatila camp on the outskirts of Beirut. We enter a vast world of displacement, fear, and tenuous hope. Khalil holds vigil at the bedside of his patient and spiritual father, a storied leader of the Palestinian resistance who has slipped into a coma. As Khalil attempts to revive Yunes, he begins a story, which branches into many. Stories of the people expelled from their villages in Galilee, of the massacres that followed, of the extraordinary inner strength of those who survived, and of love. Khalil--like Elias Khoury--is a truth collector, trying to make sense of the fragments and various versions of stories that have been told to him. His voice is intimate and direct, his memories are vivid, his humanity radiates from every page. Khalil lets his mind wander through time, from village to village, from one astonishing soul to another, and takes us with him. Gate of the Sun is a Palestinian Odyssey. Beautifully weaving together haunting stories of survival and loss, love and devastation, memory and dream, Khoury humanizes the complex Palestinian struggle as he brings to life the story of an entire people. Bookseller Inventory # AAE9780976395027

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 26.19
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
9.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Archipelago Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0976395029

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 24.35
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.

Khoury, Elias
ISBN 10: 0976395029
ISBN 13: 9780976395027
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97809763950271.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 28.45
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book