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About the AuthorAnthony Shadid, an unparalleled chronicler of the human stories behind the news, gained attention and awards, including the Pulitzer, for his front-page reports in the Washington Post from Iraq there. He was the only American reporter in Iraq who spoke Arabic. Currently he is Senior Middle East correspondent for the New York Times. He recently earned his second Pulitzer. He lives in Boston and Beirut but was raised in Oklahoma City.
Author 1Anthony Shadid
Edition Number1
Editorial Review"Six pages into this book, I said to myself, if Anthony Shadid continues like this, this book will be a classic. And page by page, he did continue, and he wrote a honest-to-God, hands-down, undeniable and instant classic. This is a book about war, and terrible loss, and a troubled region, and his own tattered family history, yes, but it s written with the kind of levity and candor and lyricism we associate with, say, Junot Diaz and that makes the book, improbably, both a compulsive read and one you don t want to end. I have no idea how Shadid pulled all this off while talking about the history of modern Lebanon, how he balanced ribald humour and great warmth with the sorrow woven into a story like this, but anyway, we should all be grateful that he did." --Dave Eggers, author of Zeitoun and What Is the What "Anthony Shadid s beautifully rendered memoir is a rich account of a man s gradual immersion into the world of the Middle East and the culture of the Levant, a kingdom almost unrecognizable today, where the rooms and hallways of his great-grandfather s house tell stories that will linger with every reader for decades." --André Aciman, author of Out of Egypt
Number of Pages336
Publication Date28/02/2012