The Parisian

Author(s): Isabella Hammad

Fiction

The Parisianis a sublime reading experience- delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful. Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder. --Zadie Smith

As the First World War shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself.

Midhat Kamal picks his way across a fractured world, from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the dinner tables of Montpellier and a newly tumultuous Paris. He discovers that everything is fragile- love turns to loss, friends become enemies and everyone is looking for a place to belong.

Isabella Hammad delicately unpicks the tangled politics and personal tragedies of a turbulent era - the Palestinian struggle for independence, the strife of the early twentieth century and the looming shadow of the Second World War. An intensely human story amidst a global conflict, The Parisian is historical fiction with a remarkable contemporary voice.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780802129437
  • : Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
  • : Grove Press
  • : April 2019
  • : --- length: - '9' width: - '6' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 576
  • : Isabella Hammad