• Alabaster

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    Price: $15.99

    ISBN: 9781782642282

    Edition: March 27, 2017

    Pages: 208

    Carton quantity: 96

    Publication date: March 27, 2017

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

    Category: Fiction

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    Maryam is stuck in an abusive marriage, living with her in-laws in a conservative, toxically religious village. A few years back, her father was given a jar of priceless perfume by a dying leper and it seemed as if their fortunes would improve, but then Maryam's father contracted leprosy and was exiled from the village. Maryam and her siblings, Eleazar and Marta, experience the shame and ostracism this brings. The precious jar that was meant to bring them freedom has only brought destruction. But rumors abound concerning a new doctor; perhaps hope is on the horizon...

    Alabaster brings a first-century Middle Eastern village and its culture to life for modern-day readers.

    Author: Chris Aslan
    Chris Aslan was born in Turkey and grew up in Beirut and wrote A Carpet Ride to Khiva: Seven Years on the Silk Road--part memoir, part travelogue about life in Uzbekistan. He is currently lecturing on textiles, tour-guiding around Central Asia, and studying in Oxford for Anglican ordination.