Rabih Alameddine Shuns Boundaries in His Latest Novel

East Bay Express | April 23, 2008
In The Hakawati, Osama al-Kharrat returns to his native Beirut reunites with family and swaps tales. Thus this hefty offering is not just a story within a story but hundreds of stories within a story, a 513-page macramé with myriad threads.

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