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The Resource Death is hard work, Khaled Khalifa ; translated from the Arabic by Leri Price

Death is hard work, Khaled Khalifa ; translated from the Arabic by Leri Price

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Death is hard work
Title
Death is hard work
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Khaled Khalifa ; translated from the Arabic by Leri Price
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  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
A dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of the Syrian civil war Khaled Khalifa's Death Is Hard Work is the new novel from the greatest chronicler of Syria's ongoing and catastrophic civil war: a tale of three ordinary people facing down the stuff of nightmares armed with little more than simple determination. Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya. Though Abdel was hardly an ideal father, and though Bolbol is estranged from his siblings, this conscientious son persuades his older brother Hussein and his sister Fatima to accompany him and the body to Anabiya, which is--after all--only a two-hour drive from Damascus. There's only one problem: Their country is a war zone. With the landscape of their childhood now a labyrinth of competing armies whose actions are at once arbitrary and lethal, the siblings' decision to set aside their differences and honor their father's request quickly balloons from a minor commitment into an epic and life-threatening quest. Syria, however, is no longer a place for heroes, and the decisions the family must make along the way--as they find themselves captured and recaptured, interrogated, imprisoned, and bombed--will prove to have enormous consequences for all of them
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Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
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10759104
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DLC
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1964-
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Khalīfah, Khālid
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
fiction
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Price, Leri
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True
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  • Civil War (Syria : 2011-)
  • Families
  • Syria
  • Families
  • Syria
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / War & Military
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Death is hard work, Khaled Khalifa ; translated from the Arabic by Leri Price
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1036202550
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780374135737
Lccn
2018033289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036202550
Label
Death is hard work, Khaled Khalifa ; translated from the Arabic by Leri Price
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1036202550
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780374135737
Lccn
2018033289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1036202550

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