The Time Between Places

The Time Between Places

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This collection of twenty stories delves into the lives of Egyptian characters, from those living in Egypt to those who have immigrated to the United States. With subtle and eloquent prose, the complexities of these characters are revealed, opening a door into their intimate struggles with identity and place. We meet people who are tempted by the possibilities of America and others who are tempted by the desire to return home. Some are in the throes of re-creating themselves in the new world while others seem to be embedded in the loss of their homeland. Many of these characters, although physically located in either the United States or Egypt, have lives that embrace both cultures. qA Game of Chanceq follows the actions of a young man when he wins the immigration lottery and then must decide whether or not to change his life. qCumin and Corianderq takes us inside a woman's thoughts as she tries to come to terms with the path her life has taken while working as a cook for American expatriates in Egypt. qThe Topq enters the mind of a man whose immigration results in a loss of identity and sanity. These compelling stories pull us into the lives of many different characters and offer us striking insights into the Arab American experience.She is the author of the short story a€œCandy from Beirut, a€ which appeared in Mizna, and of the Vault Guide to Careers in Corporate Law (Vault, Inc., 2003). ... AMAL MASRI graduated from McGill University in 2008 with a B.A. in English literature.

Title:The Time Between Places
Author:Pauline Kaldas
Publisher:University of Arkansas Press - 2010-11-01


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