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The clothesline swing / Ahmad Danny Ramadan.

Available copies

  • 14 of 15 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Houston Public Library.

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0 current holds with 15 total copies.

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Castlegar Public Library FIC RAM (Text) 35146002060812 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC RAM (Text) 35246000942019 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Fort St. James Public Library RAM (Text) 35196001019376 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Kaslo and District Public Library AF RAM (Text) 35134000411658 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Kimberley Public Library F RAM (Text) 35137001011583 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Nakusp Public Library FIC RAM (Text) 35160000747072 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Nelson Public Library F RAM (Text) 3514830027117 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Rossland Public Library FIC RAM (Text) 35162001005336 Fiction Volume hold Available -
Terrace Public Library RAM (Text) 35151001059831 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780889713321 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Gibsons, British Columbia : Nightwood Editions, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"The clothesline swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada. Inspired by Arabian Tales of One Thousand and One Nights, The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, a storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables to his dying partner. Each night he weaves stories of his childhood in Damascus, of the cruelty he has endured for his sexuality, of leaving home, of war, of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile Death himself, in his dark cloak, shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay men > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Arab Canadians > Fiction.
Refugees > Syria > Fiction.
Gay men > Syria > Fiction.
Storytellers > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Relationships > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Damascus (Syria) > Fiction.
Vancouver (B.C.) > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Topic Heading: Canada Reads 2018 longlist

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