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Bird summons

Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt. Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move to Saudi Arabia where she fears her son's condition will worsen. Iman feels burdened by her beauty. In her twenties and already in her third marriage, she is treated like a pet and longs for freedom. On a road trip to the Scottish Highlands, the women are visited by the Hoopoe, a sacred bird whose fables from Muslim and Celtic literature compel them to question the balance between faith and femininity, love, loyalty and sacrifice.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004579490 F
Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . Available .  
32320004579482 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781474600132 (pbk.)
1474600131
Classification Number F
Author Aboulela, Leila, 1964-
Title Bird summons [BK]
Salma, happily married, tries every day to fit into life in Britain. When her first love contacts her, she is tempted to risk it all and return to Egypt. Moni gave up a career in banking to care for her disabled son, but now her husband wants to move to Saudi Arabia where she fears her son's condition will worsen. Iman feels burdened by her beauty. In her twenties and already in her third marriage, she is treated like a pet and longs for freedom. On a road trip to the Scottish Highlands, the women are visited by the Hoopoe, a sacred bird whose fables from Muslim and Celtic literature compel them to question the balance between faith and femininity, love, loyalty and sacrifice.
Subject Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Muslim women -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction
Hoopoe -- Fiction
Highlands (Scotland) -- Fiction
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