Princeton University Library Catalog

The ninety-ninth floor / Jana Fawaz Elhassan ; translated by Michelle Hartman.

Author:
Ḥasan, Janá Fawwāz [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Northampton, Massachusetts : Interlink Books, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
288 pages ; 21 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2015. At times as cold and hard-edged as the skyscrapers in its backdrop, The Ninety-Ninth Floor follows the struggles and triumphs of Majed as he makes it in Manhattan at the turn of the century, after surviving the devastating 1982 massacre at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camp. A Palestinian born and raised in Lebanon, Majed creates a new life for himself in the glittery world of New York City's computer games industry. But with all his success, Majed's past continues to haunt him. His relationship with Hilda, a Lebanese woman from a right-wing Christian family, exposes his innermost fears, worries, and dark secrets. A multi-voiced narration, The Ninety-Ninth Floor conveys the brutality that war leaves on the people who experience it. It is also a love story that asks questions about the ability of passion to overcome hatred and difference."--Amazon.com
Subject(s):
Other title(s):
99th floor
ISBN:
  • 9781566560542 ((pbk.))
  • 1566560543 ((pbk.))
LCCN:
2016034001
OCLC:
953440727
Translator:
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