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Yalo (Rainmaker Translations) by  Peter (Translator)  Elias; Theroux - First Edition Thus - 2008-01-01 - from Kayleighbug Books and Biblio.com

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Yalo (Rainmaker Translations)

by Khoury, Elias; Theroux, Peter (Translator)

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


New York: Archipelago Books, 2008-01-01. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 317 pages; light edge wear to jacket, corners slightly bumped; Yalo was a soldier on one of the many sides in Lebanon's sectarian civil war, and then he becomes a deserter and a thief, a nightwatchman in Paris, an arms smuggler, and then a rapist. And then he falls in love with his victim - who turns him in to the police. This novel is a modern Thousand and One Nights, a series of confessions extracted under torture, a recitation of all of his memories, all of his sorrows, all of his guilt - and other crimes which his interrogators need him to confess to. Beirut and the legacy of the wars of the Middle East are the texture of Elias Khoury's extraordinary and huge literary achievement.


  • Bookseller: Kayleighbug Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: kb012542
  • Title: Yalo (Rainmaker Translations)
  • Author: Khoury, Elias; Theroux, Peter (Translator)
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0979333040
  • ISBN 13:9780979333040
  • Publisher: Archipelago Books
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2008-01-01
  • Subjects: FICTION / Literary;


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