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The Mehlis report

Author: Rabīʻ Jābir; Kareem James Abu-Zeid
Publisher: New York : New Directions Book, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A complex thriller, The Mehlis Report introduces English readers to a highly talented Arabic writer. When former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri is killed by a massive bomb blast, the U.N. appoints German judge Detlev Mehlisto conduct an investigation of the attack -- while explosions continue to rock Beirut. Mehlis's report is eagerly awaited by the entire Lebanese population. First we meet Saman Yarid, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Named Person: Rafīq Bahāʼ Ḥarīrī
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rabīʻ Jābir; Kareem James Abu-Zeid
ISBN: 9780811220644 0811220648
OCLC Number: 812781272
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Description: 202 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Taqrīr Mīlīs.
Responsibility: Rabee Jaber ; translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid.

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A complex thriller, The Mehlis Report introduces English readers to a highly talented Arabic writer. When former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri is killed by a massive bomb blast, the U.N. appoints German judge Detlev Mehlisto conduct an investigation of the attack -- while explosions continue to rock Beirut. Mehlis's report is eagerly awaited by the entire Lebanese population. First we meet Saman Yarid, a middle-aged architect who wanders the tense streets of Beirut and, like everyone else in the city, can't stop thinking about the pending report. Saman's sister Josephine, who was kidnapped in 1983,narrates the second part of The Mehlis Report: Josephine is dead, yet exists in a bizarre underworld in the bowels of Beirut where the dead are busy writing their memoirs. Then the ghost of Hariri himself appears ...

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