De Niro's Game

CD - unabridged
(6 CDs)
Product Number: CX302
Released: 01 Apr, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781407433912
Narrator(s): Jonathan Keeble
Publisher: W F Howes
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Bassam and George are childhood best friends who have grown up on the Christian side of war-torn Beirut. Now on the verge of adulthood, they must choose their futures: to remain in the exhausted, corrupt city of their birth, or to go into exile abroad, cut off from the only existence they have known. Bassam chooses one path - obsessed with leaving Beirut, he embarks on a series of petty crimes to fund his escape to the West. Meanwhile, George amasses power in the underworld of the city, embracing a life of military service, organised crime, killing, and drugs. Their two paths inevitably collide, with explosive consequences. De Niro's Game is a devastating, timely portrait of two young men and an entire city formed and deformed by war.

Author(s): Rawi Hage
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2009

All Formats/Editions

Large Print
Author(s): Rawi Hage
Product Number LP2050
Released: 01 Jan, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781407434261

Professional reviews

"'De Niro's Game is the most subtly nuanced, psychologically compelling book about the corrosive effects of war to have been written for a long time.' FT MAGAZINE 'Intensely cinematic, his prose style jumps between fast-paced action, where the language hits the page like the rat-tat-tat of gunfire, and liquid metaphors that languidly twist, turn and coil one after another.' THE DAILY STAR, LEBANON"

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