Death Is Hard Work

Death Is Hard Work

ISBN
9780571346059
Published
06/02/2020
9780571346059
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
192

About the Book

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.

A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEARA FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN TRANSLATED LITERATURESHORTLISTED FOR THE SAIF GHOBASH BANIPAL PRIZEDeath 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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