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Older Brother

Author: Mahir Guven; Tina Kover
Publisher: La Vergne : Europa Editions (UK) Ltd., 2019.
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Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn't offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him  Read more...
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Guven, Mahir.
Older Brother.
La Vergne : Europa Editions (UK) Ltd., ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mahir Guven; Tina Kover
ISBN: 9781787701977 1787701972
OCLC Number: 1111942212
Awards: Winner of Goncourt First Novel Prize 2018 (France)
Winner of Premiere Prize 2018 (France)
Winner of Regine Deforges First Novel Prize 2018 (France)
Description: 1 online resource (159 pages)
Contents: Intro; OLDER BROTHER; 1. OLDER BROTHER; 2. YOUNGER BROTHER; 3. OLDER BROTHER; 4. OLDER BROTHER; 5. OLDER BROTHER; 6. YOUNGER BROTHER; 7. OLDER BROTHER; 8. YOUNGER BROTHER; 9. OLDER BROTHER; 10. YOUNGER BROTHER; 11. OLDER BROTHER; 12. OLDER BROTHER; 13. OLDER BROTHER; 14. OLDER BROTHER; 15. YOUNGER BROTHER; 16. OLDER BROTHER; 17. OLDER BROTHER; 18. OLDER BROTHER; 19. OLDER BROTHER; 20. YOUNGER BROTHER; 21. OLDER BROTHER; 22. OLDER BROTHER; 23. OLDER BROTHER; 24. OLDER BROTHER; 25. YOUNGER BROTHER; 26. OLDER BROTHER; 27. YOUNGER BROTHER; 28. OLDER BROTHER; 29. OLDER BROTHER; 30. OLDER BROTHER 31. YOUNGER BROTHER32. OLDER BROTHER; 33. OLDER BROTHER; 34. OLDER BROTHER; 35. OLDER BROTHER; 36. OLDER BROTHER; 37. YOUNGER BROTHER; 38. OLDER BROTHER; 39. YOUNGER BROTHER; 40. OLDER BROTHER; 41. OLDER BROTHER; EPILOGUE. OLDER BROTHER; ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn't offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him at odds with his father, whose very livelihood is threatened by this new generation of disruptors. The younger son, shy and serious, works as a nurse in a French hospital. Jaded by the regular rejections he encounters in French society, he decides to join a Muslim humanitarian organization to help wounded civilians in the war in Syria. But when he stops sending news home, the silence begins to eat away at his father and brother who wonder what his real motivations were. When younger brother returns home, he has changed. Guven alternates between an ironic take on contemporary society and the gravity of terrorist threats. He explores with equal poignancy the lives of "Uberized" workers and actors in the global jihad.

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