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De Niro's Game
Hage's first novel won the 2008 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for Canada's two most prestigious literary prizes, the 2006 Giller and 2006 GGs for its treatment of the Lebanese civil war. The first two sections of the novel deal with the brutality of "home" that Bassam tries to escape in the third act, but a lifelong exposure to war and violence makes this impossible. What interests me is a moment in the third act when Canada is painted as the safe haven for this potential refugee. To be explored...
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