"A heartbreaking book and sometimes hypnotic in beauty. . . . With both gentle and cruel images, Khoury wrote a lamentation for the generation that was corrupted and lost its children, and for the children themselves."-Haaretz

Elias Khoury's most recent novel propels us into a fantastic universe of skewed reality that leaves us breathless to the last page. We follow the path of a young man, Yalo, who is growing up like a stray dog on the streets of Beirut during the long years of the Lebanese civil war. Living with his mother, who "lost her face in the mirror," he falls in with a dangerous gang whose violent escapades he treats as a game. The game becomes a frightening reality, however, when Yalo is accused of rape and imprisoned. He is forced to confess to crimes of which he has no recollection. As he writes, and rewrites, he begins to grasp his family's past and recall all that his psyche has buried, and the true Yalo begins to emerge.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Elias Khoury's Yalo

Hardback Editions

June 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Yalo
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 1-84724-390-8 / 978-1-84724-390-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
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December 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Yalo (Rainmaker Translations)
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 0-9793330-4-0 / 978-0-9793330-4-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Archipelago Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Yalo (Rainmaker Translations)
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 0-914671-28-6 / 978-0-914671-28-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Archipelago
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May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Yalo
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 1-906694-81-8 / 978-1-906694-81-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Yalo
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 1-84724-391-6 / 978-1-84724-391-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Yalo: A Novel
Author(s): Elias Khoury
ISBN: 0-312-42868-5 / 978-0-312-42868-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2009 : Paperback
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Title: Yalo: A Novel
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Yalo
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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January 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Yalo (Rainmaker Translations)
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: Archipelago Books
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December 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Yalo (Rainmaker Translations)
Author(s): Elias Khoury
Publisher: Archipelago
Availability: Amazon CA