Knots

Knots

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143112983
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

From the internationally revered author of Links comes “a beautiful, hopeful novel about one woman’s return to war-ravaged Mogadishu” (Time)

Called “one of the most sophisticated voices in modern fiction” (The New York Review of Books), Nuruddin Farah is widely recognized as a literary genius. He proves it yet again with Knots, the story of a woman who returns to her roots and discovers much more than herself. Born in Somalia but raised in North America, Cambara flees a failed marriage by traveling to Mogadishu. And there, amid the devastation and brutality, she finds that her most unlikely ambitions begin to seem possible. Conjuring the unforgettable extremes of a fractured Muslim culture and the wayward Somali state through the eyes of a strong, compelling heroine, Knots is another Farah masterwork.

Awards

NAACP Image Award – finalist

Praise

“A literary vision both broad and deep, the vision of an exile and a patriot.”
-The New York Times Book Review

“A brutal, beautiful, unforgettable unveiling of a volatile city and a complex woman ‘risking her life in order to get the better of her loss.'”
-People

“This is an intriguing, poetically intense and deeply pleasurable read.”
-Los Angeles Times
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