The Salmiya collection : stories of the life and times of modern Kuwait / Craig Loomis.

In this collection, the author celebrates the essence of everyday life in a little-known part of the world. These stories offer nuanced portraits - tragicomic, bittersweet, and candid - of ordinary Kuwaitis: expatriates and natives, students and professors, siblings, and lovers. In "Ancient Civ...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Loomis, Craig.
Format: Electronic
Published: Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2013
Edition:First edition.
Online Access:Click for online access
Uniform Title:Short stories.
Table of Contents:
  • The Reprimand
  • The Ballad of Reedah
  • The Untimely Death of Number 431
  • The Older Brother
  • Once Upon a Time and Not So Far Away
  • Pay Day
  • The Reluctant Terrorist
  • The Recruit
  • The Night Watchmen
  • Inshallah
  • The Bank Teller's Tale
  • The Ballad of the Retired Hangman
  • Rumors of Midgets
  • Math 212
  • East of Jahra
  • Ancient Civilizations 101
  • After the Music Lesson, Times Three
  • Wednesday's Lunch
  • Just Right
  • The Border Guard's Philosophy
  • The Ballad of Fat Ali
  • The Sweet Cart Papers
  • Another Country's Waitress
  • The Jungles of Basra
  • At Poolside
  • The People of Nepal, or Maybe Tibet
  • The Doughnut Shop
  • The Lives of Poor People
  • 13 February 2007
  • Backyard Readings
  • The Late Breakfast
  • The Excellent Teacher
  • The Emergency Room Doctor at Play
  • Somewhere on the Gulf Road
  • The Soor Street Insurance Company
  • The Censor
  • La Vida Loca
  • The Brothers
  • The Holy Roman Empire on a Sunday Morning
  • Mr. Shehab Is Coming
  • The Driver
  • The Maid
  • The Gardener
  • The Conference on Rights and Freedom
  • Following My Green Shirt
  • The Stalled Water Truck and Other Impatience.