A hakawati is a storyteller who hails from the Middle East. Alameddine, an American hakawati with roots in Beirut, was a great pleasure to hear when he read at Chapman this past spring -- a personality full of wit and humor, sensuality and insight. The novel mirrors the man, a complex weave of classic and modern stories based around a contemporary Lebanese family, epic in scale and delightfully told.
Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3551.L215 H35 2009
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Chris Rynd, Senior Writer, University Advancement
Rating: Highly Recommended