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The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories

The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories

Author: Osama Alomar
$30.00 (NZD)  inc GST
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Description
Personified animals (snakes, wolves, sheep), natural things (a swamp, a lake, a rainbow, trees), mankind's creations (trucks, swords, zeroes) are all characters in The Teeth of the Comb. They aspire, they plot, they hope, they destroy, they fail, they love. These wonderful small stories animate new realities and make us see our reality anew. Reading Alomar's sly moral fables and sharp political allegories, the reader always sits up a little straighter, and a little wiser. Here is the title story: Some of the teeth of the comb were envious of the class differences that exist between humans. They strived desperately to increase their height, and, when they succeeded, began to look with disdain on their colleagues below. After a little while the comb's owner felt a desire to comb his hair. But when he found the comb in this state he threw it in the garbage.
Author description
Osama Alomar was born in Damascus, Syria in 1968 and now lives in Chicago. A poet, short-story writer, and musician, Alomar is the author of three collections of short stories and a volume of poetry. He is a regular contributor to various newspapers and journals within the Arab world. C. J. Collins is a librarian and a translator based in Queens, NY.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780811226073
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • : April 2017
  • : 203mm X 127mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Osama Alomar
  • : 892.737
  • : Paperback
  • : 96