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Voices of the Desert (2004)

by Nélida Piñon

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Every evening, in an amorous battle devoid of love, Scheherazade succumbs to the Caliph's advances, and every night, with the help of her devoted sister Dinazarda and her loyal slave Jasmine, she entices the Caliph with her storytelling, unfurling accounts from the desert, the tundra, the bazaar, the golden-domed mosques. Scheherazade gives herself entirely to her characters, speaking as both man and woman, capturing the call of the muezzin, the speech of the caravans, the voices of the scattered tribes from the Red Sea to Damascus. The Caliph, unable to sate his curiosity, prolongs her life each day, desperate to hear how her stories will end. As Scheherazade brings him the tales of his people, he begins to question his cruel mandate and his own hardened heart, until, finally, Scheherazade discovers how to live out her story in a way that not even she could have imagined.… (more)
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REVISAR NELLY. CORRECTO
  BEATRIZ-PAREDES | Sep 12, 2023 |
Marlo Morgan no tenía edad ni talante de aventurera, pero la realidad se le impuso con esa fuerza y ese poder que suelen transmitirnos las grandes experiencias. Así fue como vivió una odisea fascinante: un viaje a pie por el desierto australiano en compañía de una tribu de aborígenes cuyas normas de convivencia nada tienen en común con las nuestras. Al coraje que demostró afrontando las penalidades del viaje, se sumó luego el esfuerzo de transmitir sus vivencias en esta novela, que pocos meses después de haber sido editada por cuenta y riesgo de su autora se convirtió en un extraordinario Best-séller internacinal.
  Natt90 | Mar 24, 2023 |
Sherezade, é a heroina desta novela. Cóntanos o valor da mesma e como por medio da palabra vai domeñando ao mesmo Califa
  suso.pineiro | Sep 16, 2015 |
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Every evening, in an amorous battle devoid of love, Scheherazade succumbs to the Caliph's advances, and every night, with the help of her devoted sister Dinazarda and her loyal slave Jasmine, she entices the Caliph with her storytelling, unfurling accounts from the desert, the tundra, the bazaar, the golden-domed mosques. Scheherazade gives herself entirely to her characters, speaking as both man and woman, capturing the call of the muezzin, the speech of the caravans, the voices of the scattered tribes from the Red Sea to Damascus. The Caliph, unable to sate his curiosity, prolongs her life each day, desperate to hear how her stories will end. As Scheherazade brings him the tales of his people, he begins to question his cruel mandate and his own hardened heart, until, finally, Scheherazade discovers how to live out her story in a way that not even she could have imagined.

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