Death is hard work
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Price, Leri, translator.
Published
New York : Picador, 2019.
ISBN
9780374135737, 0374135738, 1250251079, 9781250251077
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Published
New York : Picador, 2019.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
180 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780374135737, 0374135738, 1250251079, 9781250251077

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Originally published in Arabic in 2016 by Nawfal, an imprint of Hachette-Anoine, Lebanon, as Al mawt aamalon chaq.
Description
A dogged, absurd quest through the nightmare of the Syrian civil war, Khaled Khalifa's Death Is Hard Work is the new novel from the greatest chronicler of Syria's ongoing and catastrophic civil war: a tale of three ordinary people facing down the stuff of nightmares armed with little more than simple determination. Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya. Though Abdel was hardly an ideal father, and though Bolbol is estranged from his siblings, this conscientious son persuades his older brother Hussein and his sister Fatima to accompany him and the body to Anabiya, which is--after all--only a two-hour drive from Damascus. There's only one problem: Their country is a war zone. With the landscape of their childhood now a labyrinth of competing armies whose actions are at once arbitrary and lethal, the siblings' decision to set aside their differences and honor their father's request quickly balloons from a minor commitment into an epic and life-threatening quest. Syria, however, is no longer a place for heroes, and the decisions the family must make along the way--as they find themselves captured and recaptured, interrogate, imprisoned, and bombed--will prove to have enormous consequences for all of them.
Language
Translated from the Arabic.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Khalīfah, K., & Price, L. (2019). Death is hard work (First Picador paperback edition.). Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Khalīfah, Khālid, 1964-2023 and Leri, Price. 2019. Death Is Hard Work. Picador.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Khalīfah, Khālid, 1964-2023 and Leri, Price. Death Is Hard Work Picador, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Khalīfah, Khālid, and Leri Price. Death Is Hard Work First Picador paperback edition., Picador, 2019.

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