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Alabaster what is most precious is also most fragile Chris Aslan

ISBN:
9781782642282
Published:
18th November 2016
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
208 pages: 198mm x 130mm
Lion Fiction
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Maryam is stuck in an abusive marriage, living with her in-laws, in a conservative, toxically religious Middle Eastern setting. A few years back, her father was given a jar of priceless perfume by a dying leper and it seemed as if their fortunes would improve, but then Maryam's father contracted leprosy and was exiled by the village. Maryam and her brother, Eleazar, and sister, Marta, experience the shame and ostracism this brings. The precious jar that was meant to bring them freedom, but it only seems to have brought destruction. But rumours abound concerning a new doctor; perhaps hope is on the horizon...

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