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Angel of History

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
"There are many ways to break someone's heart, but Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life." - Yiyun Li

Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval.

Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan, who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past, and dour, frigid Death, who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical, and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives.

"Rabih Alameddine is one our most daring writers - daring not in the cheap sense of lurid or racy, but as a surgeon, a philosopher, an explorer, or a dancer." - Michael Chabon

Genre: Literary Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Angel of History: A Novel
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 0-8021-2576-X / 978-0-8021-2576-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 1-4721-5237-9 / 978-1-4721-5237-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Angel of History: A Novel
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 0-8021-2719-3 / 978-0-8021-2719-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 1-4721-5238-7 / 978-1-4721-5238-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 1-4721-5249-2 / 978-1-4721-5249-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 1-5366-7342-0 / 978-1-5366-7342-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Angel of History: A Novel
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Angel of History: A Novel
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: Corsair
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October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Angel of History: A Novel
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA