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An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

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An Unnecessary Woman is a breathtaking portrait of one reclusive woman’s late-life crisis. Aaliya’s insightful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and her volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left.