Author: Abdulaziz Al Farsi
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO
This is my 73rd read for the year
This story starts with Kahlid Bakhit who has returned to his home village after being in the city. He is returning after a break up from a woman he truly loved. His return happens when the village is looking for a shift in leadership. Old leaders are about the be forced out.
In the meantime, Kahlid as met a Saturine poet who stumbled upon the village whlie writing an ode. This poet becomes Kahlid's closest friend and opens him to seeing himself in a new way.
Each chapter in the book in told from a different villager's point of view, but there is one central theme - the village is in trouble. Everyone is spouting ideas of how the village should be run and alliances are being formed. The villagers seem to have too much time on their hands and use it to pit one against the other.
This book was fine. I felt that there were way too many points of view to find it easy to follow. I wasn't able to get attached to any of the characters, and just got really lost in who belonged to whom, and who was pitting against whom.....it just didn't flow well.
We will see if I keep this book. I may search for another.
Stars: 2 1/2