The House of Youssef

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Yumna Kassab
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11,67 MB
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The House of Youssef.pdf
ISBN
5096817045739

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The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in Western Sydney. The stories explore the lives of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the area, circling around themes of isolation, family and community, and nostalgia for the home country. In particular, House of Youssef is about relationships, and the customs which complicate them: between parents and children, the dark secrets of marriage, the breakable bonds between friends. The stories are told with extreme minimalism - some are only two pages long - which heightens their emotional intensity.The collection is framed by two soliloquies. The first expresses the longing of an old man for the homeland he will never return to. The second is the monologue of a woman, who could be his wife, addressed to her daughter, about life and its disappointments. The two central sequences are composed of vignettes which focus on moments of domestic crisis, and which combine, in the title sequence, to chart the demise of a single family. Kassab portrays the lives of ordinary people - simple, unglamorous, down-to-earth. Her understated style isolates small details and the anxieties that lurk within them. The tiny shifts in a normal day are an entire world to the people at the centre of her stories.

1800 800 100 toll free. The House of Youssef - 9781925818192 For Sale, Buy from Fiction Books collection at MyDeal for best discounts. The House of Youssef Yumna Kassab (Giramondo, available now) In The House of Youssef, Yumna Kassab weaves a tapestry of stories that tell of migration, family, and belonging. YK: So The House of Youssef is about families and communities and specifically the Lebanese families in Western Sydney, and sort of looking at the different generations, especially the relationship between parents and their children, and then also relationships within a family, sometimes between the husband and wife; sometimes between siblings. In The House of Youssef, the stunning, succinct collection of short fiction by Yumna Kassab, the disconnect that so often occurs between fathers and sons, mothers and daughters is elegantly blended with the isolation and loneliness experienced by Lebanese immigrant families in the western suburbs of Sydney.These stories are about family, and about relationships - between husbands and wives ... The House Of Youssef by Yumna Kassab for - Compare prices of 3480469 products in Books from 386 Online Stores in Australia. Save with MyShopping.com.au! The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in Western Sydney.

That is marred by abandoning the reader to a ... The House of Youssef is a collection of short stories set in Western Sydney. The stories explore the lives of Lebanese migrants who have settled in the area, circling around themes of isolation, family and community, and nostalgia for the home country.

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