De Niro's Game


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Harper Perennial
Publish Date
5.4 X 8.02 X 0.73 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

Rawi Hage is the author of four novels. Beirut Hellfire Society was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Hage now lives in Montreal.


"Canadian author Rawi Hage's exhilarating debut novel captures a dreamlike, cacophonous Beirut during the Lebanese civil war...Hage's scattergun prose['s]... impact lingers long after the last bomb has landed."--The Observer (England)
"Hage brilliantly condenses these short, incendiary lives: while the setting is relatively contemporary, the conflict and language are centuries old."--The Guardian (London)
"Hage is a talented and versatile writer who will certainly raise the threshold of Anglophone Arab-Canadian fiction."--The International Fiction Review (online)
"Oustanding...this extraordinary novel of two young men surrounded by the violence and tragedy of the Lebanese Civil War hits you in the stomach. Do support it."--Bookseller (London)
"It is a viciously intense, poetically raw story, interspersed with moments of dark humor..."
"Rawi Hage's debut novel burns with a white-hot brilliance..."--Charlotte Observer
"East meets West in this stunning first novel yielding a totally fresh perspective on war-torn Beirut."--Booklist (starred review)
"...a hallucinatory vision of how war corrupts even friendship. Written in English and calling upon Arabic poetry and French philosophy, De Niro's Game forms an intriguing trilingual hybrid that should cement its appeal worldwide."--Washington Post
" impressive first outing for Hage."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"...the language, restless, enervated, slides from blunt and colorless to the candenced, figuring [the protagonist's] world's endless cycle of revolution and despair...Remarkable."--Los Angeles Times
"...vividly evocative of the chaos of conflict and the moral confusion of young men.--Daily Telegraph (London)
"...Hollywood noir meets opium dreams in a blasted landscape of war-wasted young lives."--Boston Globe
"'ll find it hard not to think of the fevered dream of Howl."--Village Voice
"...a soaring, lyrical triumph...this novel isn't reportage; it's troubling and transcendent art.--Washington City Paper