The Angel of History: A Novel

The Angel of History: A Novel

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“There are many ways to break someone’s heart, but Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life.”—Yiyun Li

Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval.

Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

The Angel of History is an allegory, a 304-page meditation on love and death in the post-AIDS era of terrorism, S&M, drones, and pet cats — a mock epic with nods to Milton and Walter Benjamin.

The Angel of History isn't just a brilliant novel, it's a heartfelt cry in the dark, a reminder that we can never forget our past, the friends and family we've loved and lost.

To dwell within Jacob’s mind and to read Alameddine’s prose is to see loss, if not mastered, then at least made into lively and living art.

Book Details  

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (October 04, 2016)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction 2017 winner, Arab American Book Award for Fiction 2017 winner

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