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Sadiq الصَّدیق

By: Nunez, Sigrid سیفرید نونیز / Tr: Nasser, Mustafa - Najm, Soheil

Language: Arabic


عندما تفقد امرأة بشكل مفاجئ أفضل أصدقائها،تجد نفسها مثقلة بكلبه الذي تركه وراؤه .اشتدت معركتها الخاصة ضد الحزن بسبب معاناة الكلب الصامتة،الذي أصيب بصدمة بسبب اختفاء سيده الذي لا يمكن تفسيرهبينما يشعر آخرون بالقلق من أن الحزن جعلها ضحية للجنون،ترفض المرأة الانفصال عن الكلب إلا لفترات وجيزةمعزولة عن بقية العالم،مهووسة بشكل متزايد برعايته،ومصممة على قراءة عقله وفهم قلبه،تقترب بشكل خطير من الانهيار رواية مؤثرة عن الحب والصداقة والحزن والشفاء والعلاقة السحرية بين امرأة وكلبها.

Translated to Arabic, «The Friend», an award winning novel by American writer Sigrid Nunez.

A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.

While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.

Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

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Product Details
By:Nunez, Sigrid سیفرید نونیز / Tr: Nasser, Mustafa - Najm, Soheil
Pages: 190 pp
Publisher:Al-Mada Group, Beirut/Damascus, 2021 Arabic Edition
Dimensions:14 x 21.5 cm
Topic:Translated Literature - Novel - Grief, Healing - USA

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About the Author
Sigrid Nunez was born in New York City, the daughter of a German mother and a Chinese-Panamanian father, whose lives she drew on for part of her first novel, A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD (1995). She went on to write six more novels, including THE LAST OF HER KIND (2006), SALVATION CITY (2010), THE FRIEND (2018), and WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH (September, 2020). She is also the author of SEMPRE SUSAN: A MEMOIR OF SUSAN SONTAG (2011). Her honors include a Whiting Award, a Rome Prize, a Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Learn more at

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