Guard of the Dead

A Novel

George Yarak
Translated by Raphael Cohen

Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Abir scrapes a living in a Beirut hospital morgue, stealing from both the bodies he tends

English edition
15 May 2019
244 pp.
13X20.5cm
ISBN 9789774169106
For sale worldwide

10.99

Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Abir scrapes a living in a Beirut hospital morgue, stealing from both the bodies he tends and his bosses. But he has a dark history that continues to haunt him. Earlier in the civil war, he fled his village for Beirut and, lost in the big city, joined a political party to survive. When he is kidnapped from the hospital, he knows he has not escaped his past and the many crimes he witnessed. But what or who is still chasing him?
George Yarak’s gripping mystery novel captures the tragi-comic disorder of war with a dark sense of irony.

Raphael Cohen

Raphael  Cohen studied Arabic at Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Chicago.
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