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The Perv: Stories

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A provocative first collection of stories by the author of Koolaids

Following the publication of his critically acclaimed first novel, Koolaids, Rabih Alameddine offers a collection of stories that explores the experience of a number of Lebanese characters - men and women, gay and straight--whose lives have been blown apart by a disastrous civil war and the resulting intern
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 2nd 1999 by Picador
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I am like totally obsessed with this author. It's his tone, his use of language and sharply drawn characters. I like the idea of short fiction because it's easier for me to enjoy his work in small bites. It's rich and delicious like dark chocolate.
Bill Fletcher
The title story is good but, for me at least, tries way too hard to be provocative. The rest of the stories, especially the last few, are more restrained and that makes them more powerful.
Richard Jespers
Excellent collection by a Lebanese-American writer. “The Perv” is especially fine. The reader sees the narrow, personal world that at once becomes universal because of its specificity.
As always, wonderful. Wherever Mr. Alameddine would lead us, I would follow.
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Rabih Alameddine (Arabic: ربيع علم الدين‎) was born in Amman, Jordan to Lebanese parents, and grew up in Kuwait and Lebanon. He was educated in England and America, and has an engineering degree from UCLA and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.
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