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By the Sea by Abdulrazak Gurnah
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message 1: by papasteve (new)

papasteve Just for your fun information, the main character in this book is named Selah. Selah is a Hebrew term found in the Psalms and no one is quite sure what it means. It's found in several Psalms, but not part of the verses. Most think it means to Pause and listen. Or that it signals a short musical interlude, during which the reader of the Psalm is to pause and reflect during the interlude. Just thought you might like to know. Might have something to do with the story, though I've never read the book.


message 2: by k.wing (new) - added it

k.wing I, in fact, did know this. I think I learned it in one of my classes in college. Srey and Phearom's little girl is named Selah.


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