An Unnecessary Woman Setting

Rabih Alameddine
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The Bookstore

It was in a small bookstore that Aaliya worked for fifty years after her husband left her. She met Ahmad when he came to this store looking for a specific book. Additionally, Hannah often spent a good deal of time with Aaliya in the bookstore while Aaliya read and Hannah knitted.

Sabra

Sabra is the Palestine camp where Ahmad had once live with his mother. When Aaliya went to look for Ahmad in that camp she learned that he no longer lived there.

The Maid’s Room

It was in the maid’s room in Aaliya’s apartment that she stored the completed versions of her translations. Because the room had no windows and Aaliya was scared to change the light bulb, she had to use candles or flashlights when she went to look for a manuscript. The crated copies of Aaliya’s translations were soaked by...

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