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Death Is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa



ISBN: 9780571346059 Category: Tags: ,


A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN TRANSLATED LITERATURE SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAIF GHOBASH BANIPAL PRIZE Death Is Hard Work is a tale of three people embarking on an absurd quest – an unforgettable journey into a contemporary heart of darkness. At a hospital in Damascus Syria Abdel Latif’s final wish is to be buried in the family plot near Aleppo – just a two-hour drive away. Bolbol his youngest son persuades his estranged brother and sister to accompany him and their father’s body to the ancestral village. But Syria is a war zone and the trials that confront the family on their journey will have enormous consequences for them all.

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