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The Resource Out of Mesopotamia : a novel, by Salar Abdoh

Out of Mesopotamia : a novel, by Salar Abdoh

Label
Out of Mesopotamia : a novel
Title
Out of Mesopotamia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Salar Abdoh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Saleh, the narrator of Out of Mesopotamia, is a middle-aged Iranian journalist who moonlights as a writer for one of Iran's most popular TV shows but cannot keep himself away from the front lines in neighboring Iraq and Syria. There, the fight against the Islamic State is a proxy war, an existential battle, a declaration of faith, and, for some, a passing weekend affair. After weeks spent dodging RPGs, witnessing acts of savagery and stupidity, Saleh returns to his civilian life of Tehran bookstore readings and trendy art openings and finds it to be an unbearably dislocating experience. Pursued by the woman who broke his heart, his official handler from state security (who wants him for questioning over a suspicious volume of Proust), and the screenwriters with whom he is supposed to be collaborating, Saleh has reason to flee again from everyday life--but not necessarily to discard it. Surrounded by men whose willingness to achieve martyrdom both fascinates and appalls him, Saleh struggles to make sense of himself and the turmoil that surrounds him."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abdoh, Salar
Dewey number
821.12
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.B2687
LC item number
O88 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Television writers
  • War and society
  • Syria
  • Iraq
Label
Out of Mesopotamia : a novel, by Salar Abdoh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1140371920
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781617758607
Lccn
2020935751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1140371920
Label
Out of Mesopotamia : a novel, by Salar Abdoh
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from cover
  • Maps on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1140371920
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
237 pages
Isbn
9781617758607
Lccn
2020935751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1140371920

Library Locations

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