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Gate of the Sun

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By: Elias Khoury

Language: English

Quality: Like New

Genre: Novel, Historical fiction

ISBN: 9780099461593

SKU: BESHC900780

Pages: 500

Description: "In a makeshift hospital in a refugee camp on the outskirts of Beirut, Yunis, an aging Palestinian freedom fighter, lies in a coma. His spiritual son Dr Khaleel who has no real medical qualifications nurses the older man, refusing to admit that his hero may never regain consciousness. In an attempt to revive his patient, Khaleel, like a modern-day Sheherazade, begins telling Yunis the stories of their people s exile in Lebanon. He evokes deserted peasant villages, the suffering caused by the Lebanese civil war and the refugees hopes to return home with a subtle mixture of anger and compassion. Khaleel also narrates Yunis own extraordinary life- his childhood in Palestine and his commitment as a member of the fedayeen. Interweaving many true-life tales collected throughout Lebanon and its refugee camps over the course of seven years, Elias Khoury has created a monumental and spellbinding saga.