Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel / Rawi Hage
- Hage, Rawi
- New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.
- Copyright Date:
- First American edition.
- Physical Description:
- 278 pages ; 22 cm
- "Picking up his late father's arrangement with an anti-religious sect that performs secret burials for marginalized outcasts, an eccentric undertaker in 1970s Beirut confronts perspectives on death in the face of war."--Provided by publisher.
Beirut, the 1970s. After his undertaker father's death, Pavlov is approached by a member of the mysterious Hellfire Society-- an antireligious sect that, among many rebellious and often salacious activities, arranges secret burial for outcasts who have been denied last rites because of their religion or sexuality. Pavlov agrees to take up his father's work for the society. He chronicles life in his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline. -- adapted from jacket
- 9781324002918 hardcover
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