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Title: Lion Mountain
Description: New York, Arcade Publishing. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 1559700564). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition, First Printing. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a little light foxing to top edge) with near Fine dustjacket. Translated from the French by Linda Coverdale. The Tunisian author's powerful novel, set in North Africa, of an aging but still vigorous widow, Horia El-Gharib, who draws strength from the distant but always comforting image of Lion Mountain and for many long years has sat alone on her terrace with her Nubian servant, Saad. Horia, a direct descendant of the learned warrior lords who arrived here centuries ago from Andalusia after it's conquest by the infidel, has lived all her days in this village and with the help of Imam Sadek and the faithful Saad, she has struggled to reconcile tradition and change. As a young widow with two boys to raise and feed, as a woman daring to treat equality with the local men in commerce and trade, as a native under French colonial occupiers and perhaps hardest of all as a defiant opponent of the indigenous lackeys sent to Lion Mountain by the newly formed independent state. C3A. Near Fine/Near Fine.

Keywords: Tunisian Author, Horia El-Gharib, North Africa, Lion Mountain, Imam Sadek, French Colonial Occupation 1559700564

Price: GBP 6.00 = appr. US$ 8.57 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 010758

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