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Yalo by Elias Khoury
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Dec 14, 11


Friends were disappointed in this outing from M. Khoury, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.

It's a book you'll need to have a little patience with, the narrative keeps wandering back to the central events in the story, wandering away and then recounting the same scene again and again. The narrator is obviously either simple or extremely clever, but he meanders around a lifetime, coming back always to the events of a particular night and his behaviour towards lovers in cars parked up in the mountain.

If you lose patience and start skimming, you'll lose the book and hate it. If you stick with it, trust M. Khoury and let the narrative take you where it wants to go, you'll have a remarkable picture unfolding in front of your eyes, understanding dawning as events draw to their climax.

Loved it.
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