Book review: Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies
by Jokha Alharthi
Translated from the Arabic/Omani by
Marilyn Booth
Sandstone Press
Originally published as
in 2010
Genre: Literary Fiction
243 pages


One asset of the Man Booker International 2019 longlist was to have us travel to lots of different places. I would bet that many of you have never read a book about Oman. I had not either, before Celestial Bodies, even though my traveling through books has been quite diversified.

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