Beirut Hellfire Society

By Hage, Rawi

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9781324002918 9781324002925
Publisher
Norton


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Reviewed on August 16, 2019  |  Fiction

Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, Canadian Lebanese author Hage sets his raw and startling new work in 1970s Beirut. The city is being heavily bombed, with the cemetery accommodating three or four funerals a day. Yet while Pavlov's undertaker father does bury the dead, he prefers secretly offering cremations (fire being "the closest thing to what a man feels when love exists"), performed in the mountains with respectful ceremony. Then the undertaker himself is killed...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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