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During 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.Finalist for the PEN Translation Prize and PEN Center USA Translation Award.
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780811220682
Branch Call Number: PJ7840.A289 I8513 2016x
Characteristics: 1 downloadable text file
Additional Contributors: Abu-Zeid, Kareem James - Translator

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Jul 22, 2016

This is a novel which explores, not entirely successfully, the questions of memory and identity against the backdrop of the succession of wars in Lebanon.


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