Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Just Like a River

Just Like a River by Muhammad Kamil al-Katib (Tr: Michelle Hartman & Maher Barakat) as per the back cover of the book is thought of as the most influential novel of its time in Syria. Set in Syria of 1980s, it's a realistic account of the society struggling with unemployment, a young generation dealing with western ideas, and a looming war (with Israel). Short and impactful.

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