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Nederlands Buitenlands   Alles  Titel  Auteur  ISBN        
Literatuur: Proza, romans, verhalen
Literaire fictie algemeen
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Karim Dimechkie

Lifted by the Great Nothing

€ 18.95


`Max lives with his father, Rasheed, a sweet, funny man who fled Lebanon`s civil war for New Jersey when Max was a baby. Rasheed is enamored of his idea of America--baseball and barbeques--and has tried to shed his Lebanese heritage completely. `When we are in America,` Reed (for he goes by Reed in America, not Rasheed) tells Max, `we are Americans.` Rasheed has a singular purpose in life--to provide Max with a happy childhood. Though Max can`t be made happy by the treehouse and musical instruments his father offers, he recognizes his father`s need and assures him--as sincerely as he is able--that he is indeed happy, very happy. Max has always thought that his mother was murdered by burglars in Lebanon, but when he turns seventeen, he learns from Rasheed`s ex-girlfriend that his father has been lying to him. Max`s father has secrets dating from the war that have grave consequences relevant to Max`s life today. As Max begins searching for the truth, from suburban America to Beirut and Paris, he unravels his true history. At the center of this offbeat, big-hearted, and often dark world are a son and his father trying to live normal lives by desperately keeping buried anything that identifies them as `other.` With its poignant relationships, surprising lovestories, and unsettling misadventures, Lifted by the Great Nothing is a touching and devastating portrait of a young man coming to terms with his country`s--and his own--violent past`-



Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
304 pagina's
Januari 2016
Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA gb


Levertijd: 5 tot 7 werkdagen