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The Translator - Aboulela, Leila
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Sammar is a young Sudanese widow, working as an Arabic translator at a British university. Following the sudden death of her husband, and estranged from her young son, she drifts, grieving and isolated. Life takes a positive turn when she finds herself falling in love with Rae, a Scottish academic. To Sammar, he seems to come from another world and another culture, yet they are drawn to each other. "The Translator" is a story about love, both human and divine. Leila Aboulela's first novel, first published in 1999, was ...

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The Translator 2008, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781846970801

Mass-market paperback

The Translator 2006, Grove Press, Black Cat, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802170262

Trade paperback

The Translator 2004, Polygon, Edinburgh, Scotland

ISBN-13: 9780748662579

Trade paperback

The Translator 2001, Heinemann Educational Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780435912079

Revised edition

Trade paperback