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Angel of History

(2016)
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"A sprawling fever dream of a novel, by turns beautiful and horrifying, and impossible to forget . . . When Alameddine aims for the heart, he doesn't miss, and he hits hard . . . The Angel of History isn't just a brilliant novel, it's a heartfelt cry in the dark, a reminder that we can never forget our past, the friends and family we've loved and lost. It's a raw love letter from those who survived a plague to those who didn't." - NPR.org

From National Book Award finalist Rabih Alameddine, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born Jacob as he revisits his life over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic. We see 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. All the while, Jacob is taunted mercilessly by the presence of alluring Satan, who urges remember his painful past and dour Death who urges him to forget and give up. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana'a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; this is a profound and winning story of the war between memory and oblivion and a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of deep political and social upheaval.

"A remarkable novel, a commentary of love and death, creativity and spirituality, memory and survival . . . brilliant . . . [it] hits an emotional nerve." - Los Angeles Review of Books

"Laced with literary references . . . a kaleidoscopic storytelling style, and philosophical humor." - New Yorker


Genre: Literary Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 1-4721-5237-9 / 978-1-4721-5237-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 1-4721-5238-7 / 978-1-4721-5238-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
ISBN: 1-4721-5249-2 / 978-1-4721-5249-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

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

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Angel of History: A Novel
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Angel of History
Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
Publisher: Corsair
Availability: Amazon UK   

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


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