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Cockroach : A Novel - Rawi Hage


A Novel

By: Rawi Hage

Paperback Published: 25th October 2010
ISBN: 9780393337877
Number Of Pages: 320

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In Montreal's restless immigrant community, our unnamed narrator is living in despair. Forced to visit a therapist after a suicide attempt, he brings us back to his childhood in a war-torn country, forward into his current life in the smoky ‚migr‚ caf‚s where everyone has a tale, and out into the frozen nighttime streets of Montreal, where he imagines himself to be a cockroach invading the lives of the privileged, but willfully blind, citizens who surround him. Cockroach is a carnivalesque, philosophical novel that weaves dark humor with an accusatory, satirical voice, spawning from the subsurface to challenge humanity and its downfall.

"There is something exhilarating about [Cockroach's] relentlessness. . . . The narrator is ambiguous, untrustworthy, sly, and filled with a despair both nasty and noisy; but he is also deeply wounded, oddly lovable, his voice both moving and manipulative." -- Colm Toibin - New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780393337877
ISBN-10: 0393337871
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25th October 2010
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.26

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