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Anti Lebanon: A Novel

Anti Lebanon: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Shuker, Carl

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It is Arab Spring and the fate of the Christians of the Middle East is uncertain. The many Christians of Lebanon are walking a knife-edge, their very survival in their ancestral refuge in doubt, as the Lebanese government becomes Hezbollah-dominated, while Syria convulses with wa...rring religious factions. Anti Lebanon is a cross-genre political thriller and horror story embedded within these recent events, featuring a multiethnic Christian family living out the lingering after-effects of Lebanon's civil war as it struggles to deal with its phantoms, its ghosts, and its vampires. Leon Elias is a young and impoverished Lebanese man whose older sister had joined a Christian militia and has been killed. He becomes caught up in the recent little war in Beirut, when the Shi'a resistance/militia Hezbollah takes over most of the city. In this milieu--the emptied streets of Christian east Beirut, the old shell-scarred sandstone villas, the echoing gunfire--he becomes involved, only partly by choice, in the theft of a seriously valuable piece of artisanal jewelry, and is bitten--like a vampire--by its Armenian maker. Events take a ghostly and mysterious turn as the factions jostling for power in Beirut begin to align against him and his family, and he is forced to flee the sullied beauty of that wonderful and pitiful country, in this story of love and loss, of the civil war and the Arabization of the Switzerland of the Middle East, and of contemporary vampires--beings addicted to violence, lies, and baser primal drives. Carl Shuker is a remarkable writer. A storyteller in the tradition of Celine and J. G. Ballard, no one alive writes better sentences. Anti Lebanon will delight his fans and entrance anyone new to his fine work.
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ISBN 9781619021150
Released NZ 1 Mar 2013
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781619021150
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Counterpoint
Released 1 Mar 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shuker, Carl
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 327g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Middle East, Suspense fiction, Political fiction, International relations, Arab Spring, 2010-
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade