Drawing on the tradition of wildly ambitious sagas that try to capture the mythology of their proper cultures, Majdalani tells the story of Lebanon through the picaresque lens of a family, refracting history into the personal lives and adventures of each of its members.
Kaouther Adimi–a young Algerian woman now living in Paris–synthesizes the private minutiae of Charlot with the history of the times in a suprisingly light almost breezy fashion, making this a fast, interesting, and engaging read. This novel is certainly a highlight of the Rentree!
souvenirs de la marée basse
l'avancée de la nuit
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