Death Is Hard Work

Khaled Khalifa
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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.

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.

Author bio:

Khaled Khalifa was born in 1964, in a village close to Aleppo, Syria. He is the author of four novels, including In Praise of Hatred, which was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and No Knives in the Kitchens of this City, which won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2013. He lives in Damascus, a city he has refused to abandon despite the danger posed by the ongoing civil war.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780571346059
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: March 2020
Page Extent: 192
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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