Rabih = God

This bears repeating: I am so in love with The Hakawati, by Rabih Alameddine. I’m not finished reading it, but I can say with confidence that this is the novel I have been waiting to read for years. It offers the best of so many worlds: it’s an American novel, an Arab novel, and an Arab American novel; it’s fantasy, history, humor, war-reportage, family saga, sexuality. It’s an absolute gem. Please, please, please, read it. Now.

2 thoughts on “Rabih = God

  1. i read ‘i, divine,’ and fell in love! but i didn’t know he had a new book out until i read it on rockslinga. as i perused my humble little bookstore in brandon, vermont, i almost fell over when i saw it. i now hold in my hands ‘the hakawati,’ and i can’t wait to start reading tonight. thanks!

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