De Niros Game

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  • ENGLISH

    Language
  • 281

    Pages
  • 9781905847389

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  • 2 mm

    Width
  • 12 mm

    Height
  • 281 gram

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  • NEW

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  • PAPERBACK

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  • 1 MAY 2008

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    This aggressive, prize-winning Canadian import debut recounts the fate of two childhood friends in war-ravaged Beirut. Narrator Bassam dreams of leaving Beirut, where there is not enough [money] for cigarettes, a nagging mother, and food, and escaping to Rome, where even the pigeons look happy and well fed. To fund his escape, he enters into a scheme with his best frie This aggressive, prize-winning Canadian import debut recounts the fate of two childhood friends in war-ravaged Beirut. Narrator Bassam dreams of leaving Beirut, where there is not enough [money] for cigarettes, a nagging mother, and food, and escaping to Rome,...  Read More

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    Rawi Hage

    Rawi Hage is a Lebanese Canadian writer and photographer.

    Born in Beirut, Hage grew up in Lebanon and Cyprus. He moved to New York City in 1982, and after studying at the New York Institute of Photography, relocated to Montreal in 1991, where he studied arts at Dawson College and Concordia University. He subsequently began exhibiting as a photographer, and has had works acquired by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Musée de la civilisation de Québec.

    Hage has published journalism and fiction in several Canadian magazines. His debut novel, De Niros Game, was shortlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2006 Governor Generals Award for English fiction. He was also awarded two Quebec awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the McAuslan First Book Prize at the Quebec Writers Federation literary awards.

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