The Hakawati - E-book - ePub

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'Stunning' New York Times Book Review'Here it comes, the book of the year, on its own magic carpet. No book this bewitching has ever felt so important;... Lire la suite
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'Stunning' New York Times Book Review'Here it comes, the book of the year, on its own magic carpet. No book this bewitching has ever felt so important; no book this important has ever been so lovingly enchanted. The Hakawati is both a snapshot of our current crisis, and a story for the ages. What else can we ask the djinn of literature for?' Andrew Sean Greer, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning LessIn 2003, Osama al-Kharrat returns to Beirut after many years in America to stand vigil at his father's deathbed.
As the family gathers, stories begin to unfold: Osama's grandfather was a hakawati, or storyteller, and his bewitching tales are interwoven with classic stories of the Middle East. Here are Abraham and Isaac; Ishmael, father of the Arab tribes; the beautiful Fatima; Baybars, the slave prince who vanquished the Crusaders; and a host of mischievous imps. Through Osama, we also enter the world of the contemporary Lebanese men and women whose stories tell a larger, heartbreaking tale of seemingly endless war, conflicted identity, and survival.
With The Hakawati, Rabih Alameddine has given us an Arabian Nights for this century.'Sharp, seductive storytelling' O, The Oprah Magazine

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    05/06/2019
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-1-4721-5481-1
  • EAN
    9781472154811
  • Format
    ePub
  • Caractéristiques du format ePub
    • Protection num.
      Contenu protégé

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Biographie de Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels An Unnecessary Woman; I, the Divine; Koolaids; The Hakawati; and the story collection, The Perv.

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