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This is a fusion masterpiece by two legends.
9 August 2019
The book in frame is 2019's The Man Booker International Prize winner Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi & translated by Marilyn Booth. Celestial bodies wouldn't have been this compelling if Jokha's voice hasn't got Marilyn's moving words. This is a fusion masterpiece by two legends.
Moving on to the story of three Omani Sisters living in the village of al-Awafi, Mayya the silent wire; Khawla the sturdy soul; Asma the sensible one were the larger beads in the rosary with other smaller beads revolving around them with their mother as the thread holding them up together. With time all three of the larger beads break the thread and rolls around in the different corners to start their own round world. The most striking among the smaller beads was Abdallah the forsaken one with his frequent appearance will build his place inside your heart without your consent or information.
Some stories stays with you, some stories dwindles away but this story will walk with you.
I was walking back from my college while on the sidewalk instead of thinking about food or home I was thinking about what was going to happen to Abdallah and what was the secret behind his mother's disappearance. I think if it can seep into my mind and deep root it so well without me realising it, it really deserves all the praises it is receiving. The characters are very strong yet vulnerable. Their stories are ordinary yet special in thier own way. The story has lot's of character whose secrets are concealed carefully yet revealed in sneak peeks.
You need to read this book in whichever form you can.
[5/5] 🌟 for this masterpiece.