The Hakawati

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. *This book may have remainder mark*

Product Overview
ISBN 9780307386274
Categories BX, Fic20, Fiction, Historical Fiction
Author(s) Rabih Alameddine
Publisher Anchor Books
Pages 513
Format Paperback
Dimensions 13.3cm x 2.8cm x 20.5cm
Weight 0.29 kg
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