Always Coca-Cola

Always Coca-Cola

Book - 2012
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?The narrator of Always Coca-Cola, Abeer Ward (fragrant rose, in Arabic), daughter of a conservative family, admits wryly that her name is also the name of her father's flower shop. Abeer's bedroom window is filled by a view of a Coca-Cola sign featuring the image of her sexually adventurous friend, Jana. From the novel's opening paragraph--"When my mother was pregnant with me, she had only one craving. That craving was for Coca-Cola"--first-time novelist Alexandra Chreiteh asks us to see, with wonder, humor, and dismay, how inextricably confused naming and desire, identity and branding are. The names--and the novel's edgy, cynical humor--might be recognizable across languages, but Chreiteh's novel is first and foremost an exploration of a specific Lebanese milieu. Critics in Lebanon have called the novel "an electric shock."
Publisher: Northampton, Mass. :, Interlink Books,, 2012.
ISBN: 9781566568432
1566568439
Branch Call Number: FIC CHRE
Characteristics: 121 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hartman, Michelle

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