Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2019, Celestial Bodies is an intergenerational saga following the lives and relationships of an upper middle-class Omani household.
Through the stories of older generations gripped with tradition and their younger counterparts, hungry for modern indulgence, Celestial Bodies explores master-servant hierarchies, class, sexism and the waning binds of tradition in an Oman changed by economic forces. Celestial Bodies tells a complex, modern story of a family and a country.
Jokha Alharthi is the first female Omani novelist to be translated into English
Tickets are $10, wine & nibbles are provided.