The Mehlis Report by Rabee (New Directions) Jaber

The Mehlis Report Paperback Jun 27 2013

By Rabee (New Directions) Jaber
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A complex thriller, The Mehlis Report introduces English readers to a highly talented Arabic writer. When former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri is killed by a massive bomb blast, the U.N. appoints German judge Detlev Mehlisto conduct an investigation of the attack -- while explosions continue to rock Beirut. Mehlis's report is eagerly awaited by the entire Lebanese population. First we meet Saman Yarid, a middle-aged architect who wanders the tense streets of Beirut and, like everyone else in the city, can't stop thinking about the pending report. Saman's sister Josephine, who was kidnapped in 1983, narrates the second part of The Mehlis Report: Josephine is dead, yet exists in a bizarre underworld in the bowels of Beirut where the dead are busy writing their memoirs. Then the ghost of Hariri himself appears...

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date
Jun 27 2013
Language
English
ISBN-13
9780811220644
ISBN-10
0811220648
Dimensions
135mm x 201mm