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Short Description for Knots Set in Mogadiscio, Somalia, this novel breaks new ground and brings the author back to his literary roots. He presents the story of a woman raised in North America who returns to her homeland in a desperate attempt to find herself and reclaim her family's home from the warlord who has taken it.
- Published: 01 April 2008
- Format: Paperback 422 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143112983 ISBN 10: 0143112988
- Sales rank: 591,542
Full description for Knots
From the internationally revered author of Links comes "a beautiful, hopeful novel about one woman's return to war-ravaged Mogadishu" ("Time") Called "one of the most sophisticated voices in modern fiction" ("The New York Review of Books"), Nuruddin Farah is widely recognized as a literary genius. He proves it yet again with "Knots," the story of a woman who returns to her roots and discovers much more than herself. Born in Somalia but raised in North America, Cambara flees a failed marriage by traveling to Mogadishu. And there, amid the devastation and brutality, she finds that her most unlikely ambitions begin to seem possible. Conjuring the unforgettable extremes of a fractured Muslim culture and the wayward Somali state through the eyes of a strong, compelling heroine, "Knots" is another Farah masterwork.