Death is Hard Work

A Novel
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Product Number: DD43196
Released: Feb 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781684418633
Narrator/s: Neil Shah
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Death Is Hard Work is the new novel from the greatest chronicler of Syria's ongoing and catastrophic civil war: a tale of three ordinary people facing down the stuff of nightmares armed with little more than simple determination. Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya. Though Abdel was hardly an ideal father, and though Bolbol is estranged from his siblings, this conscientious son persuades his older brother Hussein and his sister Fatima to accompany him and the body to Anabiya, which is-after all-only a two-hour drive from Damascus. There's only one problem: Their country is a war zone. With the landscape of their childhood now a labyrinth of competing armies whose actions are at once arbitrary and lethal, the siblings' decision to set aside their differences and honor their father's request quickly balloons from a minor commitment into an epic and life-threatening quest. Syria, however, is no longer a place for heroes, and the decisions the family must make along the way-as they find themselves captured and recaptured, interrogated, imprisoned, and bombed-will prove to have enormous consequences for all of them.

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Author(s): Khaled Khalifa
Awards:2019-Translated Literature-Shortlist-National Book Award

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Author(s): Khaled Khalifa
Narrator(s): Neil Shah
Product Number Z100144289
Released: Feb 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781684418640
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Author(s): Khaled Khalifa
Product Number EB00727092
Released: Feb 12, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374717643

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