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Verlag: New Directions
Einband: Soft cover
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A powerful thriller about trauma and forgiveness, from the winner of the International Prize for Arabic FictionDuring the violence and chaos of the Lebanese Civil War, a car pulls up to a roadblock on a narrow side street in Beirut. After a brief and confused exchange, several rounds of bullets are fired into the car, killing everyone inside except for a small boy of four or five. The boy is taken to the hospital, adopted by one of the assassins, and raised in a new family. ?My father used to kidnap and kill people ?? begins this haunting tale of a child who was raised by the murderer of his real family. The narrator of Confessions doesn?t shy away from the horrible truth of his murderous father?instead he confronts his troubled upbringing and seeks to understand the distortions and complexities of his memories, his war-torn country, and the quiet war that rages inside of him.
Über den Autor:
The author of eighteen novels, the Lebanese writer Rabee Jaber was born in Beirut in 1972. He is the editor of Afaaq, the weekly cultural supplement of Al-Hayat, the daily pan-Arab newspaper.
Kareem James Abu-Zeid is an award-winning translator of poets and novelists from across the Arab world, including Najwan Darwish, Tarek Eltayeb, and Dunya Mikhail.
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