The Resource Anti Lebanon, Carl Shuker, (electronic resource)

Anti Lebanon, Carl Shuker, (electronic resource)

Label
Anti Lebanon
Title
Anti Lebanon
Statement of responsibility
Carl Shuker
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is Arab Spring and the fate of the Christians of the Middle East is uncertain. The many Christians of Lebanon are walking a knife-edge, their very survival in their ancestral refuge in doubt, as the Lebanese government becomes Hezbollah-dominated, while Syria convulses with warring religious factions. Anti Lebanon is a cross-genre political thriller and horror story embedded within these recent events, featuring a multiethnic Christian family living out the lingering after-effects of Lebanon's civil war as it struggles to deal with its phantoms, its ghosts, and its vampires. Leon Elias is a young and impoverished Lebanese man whose older sister had joined a Christian militia and has been killed. He becomes caught up in the recent "little war" in Beirut, when the Shi'a resistance/militia Hezbollah takes over most of the city. In this milieu--the emptied streets of Christian east Beirut, the old shell-scarred sandstone villas, the echoing gunfire--he becomes involved, only partly by choice, in the theft of a seriously valuable piece of artisanal jewelry, and is bitten--like a vampire--by its Armenian maker. Events take a ghostly and mysterious turn as the factions jostling for power in Beirut begin to align against him and his family, and he is forced to flee the sullied beauty of that wonderful and pitiful country, in this story of love and loss, of the civil war and the Arabization of the "Switzerland of the Middle East," and of contemporary vampires--beings addicted to violence, lies, and baser primal drives. Carl Shuker is a remarkable writer. A storyteller in the tradition of Celine and J. G. Ballard, no one alive writes better sentences. Anti Lebanon will delight his fans and entrance anyone new to his fine work
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1974-
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Shuker, Carl
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Arab Spring, 2010-
  • International relations
  • Electronic books
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
Anti Lebanon, Carl Shuker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842800
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11842800
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11842800
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842800
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Anti Lebanon, Carl Shuker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842800
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11842800
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11842800
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842800
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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