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Cockroach by Rawi Hage
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Mar 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: canadian, fiction, giller-prize-finalists, canada-reads-finalists, adult, contemporary, ebook, mental-illness, war, addictions
Read in December, 2013

Wow...it was raw perspective from an immigrant's who has experienced traumatic experiences from his former life in Lebanon and is on the cusp of poverty with others in similar situations. He is seeing a therapist to help him deal with these issues/trauma to his life. But you see his darkness, loneliness and struggles, even some similarities to Kafka's Metamorphis. It is a dark tale during the cold winter of Montreal and no happy ending here. But shows even with all his misfortune, he continues to survives within his means.
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