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The Hakawati

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780307386274
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: Anchor Books
Dimensions: 133 x 205 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 513

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Description:
In 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.

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