The Night of the First Billion

The Night of the First Billion

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Set in Geneva, Switzerland, around the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, this intricately plotted novel probes the emotional misfortunes of Arab men and women fleeing the horror of war only to find their ways of life constantly challenged by their foreign surroundings. The author's scalding critique of the Lebanese situation resonates with strong sociopolitical issues. Here are telling portraits of class oppression and the role of women in Arab society, the treatments of war and sexuality, of immigration, of cultural assimilation and nationalism. Far from home and out of harm's way, Samman's Lebanese exiles repeat and replay the same conflicts that tormented them in their own land even as it is under siege. The Night of the First Billion is a reminder that the only genuine security is to be found in the courageous willingness to confront, challenge, and finally to ease suffering.His swimming pool was an architectural work of art that he had personally helped to plan, then watched grow and ... Then, barging in on my delightful reverie, he said, aquot;But the disinfectant chemicals that we put in the pool water might The Night anbsp;...


Title:The Night of the First Billion
Author: Ghādah Sammān, Nancy N. Roberts
Publisher:Syracuse University Press - 2005
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