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Confessions
Confessions
Jābir, Rabīʻ2016
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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.
Main title:
Confessions / Rabee Jaber ; translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid.
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Imprint:
New York : New Directions Books, 2016.©2016
Collation:
120 pages ; 21 cm.
Series title:
Notes:
Originally published as AI-tirafat in 2008.Translated from the Arabic.
ISBN:
9780811220675 (paperback)0811220672 (paperback)
Dewey class:
892.737
LC class:
PJ7840.A289
Language:
EnglishArabic
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Hampton LibraryAdult FictionJABEOnloan - Due: 01 Oct 2020
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