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Cockroach

Author: Rawi Hage
Publisher: Camberwell, Victoria : Hamish Hamilton, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView 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: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rawi Hage
ISBN: 9780241144480 0241144485
OCLC Number: 376660213
Awards: Winner of Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction 2008.
Shortlisted for Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2008.
Shortlisted for Scotiabank Giller Prize 2008.
Description: 305 pages ; 24 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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There is something exhilarating about [Cockroach's] relentlessness. . . . The narrator is ambiguous, untrustworthy, sly, and filled with a despair both nasty and noisy; but he is also deeply wounded, Read more...

 
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