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Cockroach

Author: Rawi Hage
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A tale set during a month in a bitter Montreal winter finds a would-be thief rescued from a suicide attempt and forced into counseling with a naïve therapist to whom he relates his childhood in a war-torn country and his troubled present life in a series of smoky émigré cafes.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rawi Hage
ISBN: 9780393075373 0393075370
OCLC Number: 317919664
Description: 305 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Rawi Hage.

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Hage's look at the underbelly of organized religion and immigrant life in Canada is unflinching and grim. . . . "Cockroach's" finely wrought scenes build in tension toward a conclusion that's fitting  Read more...

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Evoking both Dostoyevsky s Notes from Underground and Kafka s Metamorphosis, this magic-realist novel set in modern times brings to light, out of the darkness of a Canadian winter, the war-torn and Read more...

 
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