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Yalo: A Novel

Yalo: A Novel

Author(s): Elias Khoury

Location(s): Lebanon

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s

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Award-winning author Elias Khoury’s latest novel is a searing look at truth and memory, love and trancendence, told through the contradictory confessions of a young Lebanese prisoner
During the Lebanese civil war in the 1980s, a young man is arrested and charged with rape. Repeatedly interrogated and tortured, Yalo is forced–like Scheherazade–to tell a different story each day to stay alive. As he battles to understand his past and the forces that have shaped him, he comes to discover his own voice and the true Yalo begins to emerge. This is a searing look at truth and memory, love and transcendence, from one of our most important Arab novelists.

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