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Flying Carpets
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Flying Carpets

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Flying Carpets
Author(s): Hedy Habra

Flying Carpets is a story collection in the grand tradition of Arab storytelling. In it, Habra masterfully waves her writing wand and takes us on a journey as we read about people and places far away and encounter temples and mountain villages, gliding boats and fragrant kitchens, flaming fish and rich tapestries.

Review(s):
"Surveying what appears as familiar ground, Hedy Habra's Flying Carpets plunge deep into the bygone and the irrecoverable. Steeped in childhood memories of Egypt and Lebanon, and intensified in the act of fictional recollection, Habra's stories are joyous and tragic at once, witty and profound. In Habra we have a Sheherazad of our times, not one trying to save her life, but one intent on bringing enchantment, gravitas, and sensitivity to ours. This is a book full of marvels, beautifully written."
"Hedy Habra's Flying Carpets is a collection of enchantments and wonders charmingly recounted, deeply imagined, and composed with lyrical exactitude. It belongs to that rare tradition of books whose spells grow increasingly seductive with each new story."
"Hedy Habra's moving, lovely stories emerge from her history as a Middle Eastern writer exposed to the varied cultures of Egypt, Lebanon, Belgium, Greece, and the United States, fluent in French, Arabic, Spanish and English. She draws together in this volume vivid images, events, and voices in a compelling, parti-colored vision that evokes time and place like the haunting recollections from a dream."



ISBN:  9781566569576