Meet Rabih Alameddine
- October 19, 2016
The author of The Angel of History comes to DC this Fri., Oct. 21st, at 7PM.
Alameddine’s haunted and haunting fifth novel combines the prodigious storytelling ability of The Hawakati with the insightful portraiture showcased in An Unnecessary Woman to trace the life of a Lebanese-Yemeni poet who fears he’s losing his mind. The narrative unfolds over the course of a few hours in the waiting room of a San Francisco psychiatric clinic, but encompasses Jacob’s life from his childhood in a Cairo brothel and his (re) education in a Lebanese Catholic school, to the loss of his partner and friends to AIDS. Though the deaths occurred twenty years before, only now does Jacob’s paralyzing grief and anger let loose and allow him to remember — and mourn.
This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
At Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Click here for more info.