Hiam

Hiam The World Had Changed As Far As The Eye Could See, The Earth Was Red It Wasn T Orange, Or Soil Red, Or Brown Red, Or Perhaps All Of Them At Once It Was Profound Rich Red, Glittering Deeply In The Mid Morning Light She Was Vaguely Aware Of Having Known That Somewhere In Australia The Land Was This Colour But The Reality Of It Was Startling And Stunning Hiam Is The Story Of A Journey Through Both A Psychic And Geographic Landscape, A Journey Through Disintegration And Loss Hiam, An Arab Migrant Woman, Abandons Adelaide To Unravel Her Life And Memories On The Road North After Her Family And Identity Have Been Destroyed In The Course Of The Novel She Weaves An Identity Out Of Past, Present, Stories, Dreams And The Australian Landscape With Which She Engages For The First Time.On One Level, This Is The Story Of A Migrant S Experience In A Strange Land, A Novel Which Explores The Pressures, Fragilities And Strengths Of Exiled Communities It Is Also A Story Of Universal Human Grief, Individual Courage And The Will, Not Only To Survive, But To Live Fully In The World. Very interesting read I found Hiam the character very intense and hard to sympathise with It was only right at the end of the book that I could understand her a bit better That gave the book a very interesting edge. excellent, evocative prose, gets inside the head of the woman who is going crazy with grief and follows her journey across Australia. I thought this was an interesting story though, not terribly uplifting by any means The novel follows Hiam, an Arab immigrant, and her new life in Australia As Hiam drives alone through Australia, the story is revealed through flashbacks The observations on assimilate into a new culture and the inherent tensions this creates were the most meaningful to me I also enjoyed the vignette about the evil Jinn I didn t particularly care for the writing itself, however I thought it suffered from I thought this was an interesting story though, not terribly uplifting by any means The novel follows Hiam, an Arab immigrant, and her new life in Australia As Hiam drives alone through Australia, the story is revealed through flashbacks The observations on assimilate into a new culture and the inherent tensions this creates were the most meaningful to me I also enjoyed the vignette about the evil Jinn I didn t particularly care for the writing itself, however I thought it suffered from too many
Enjoyed it Like the way the story was woven together only revealing the events that had transpired towards the end of the book Looks of description of south australian outback which I recognised from my travels there.

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  • Paperback
  • 139 pages
  • Hiam
  • Eva Sallis
  • English
  • 25 August 2018
  • 1864486767