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Death Is Hard Work

Khaled Khalifa

A tale of three ordinary people embarking on a dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of Syria’s ongoing and catastrophic civil war – with little more than simple determination.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571346059
Date Published
06.02.2020
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Summary

A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF THE SAIF GHOBASH BANIPAL PRIZE
A FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS IN TRANSLATED LITERATURE
A FINALIST FOR THE PREMIO GREGOR VON REZZORI AWARD

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.

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