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Death Is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa
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really liked it
bookshelves: middle-east-2020, read2020, faulkner2020, location-syria, translated

I never would have known this were it not for the fact of the Faulkner class I'm taking, but this book takes the idea of As I Lay Dying and adapts it to 2013 Syria, as three siblings try to take their father's body to where he wanted to be buried. Shenanigans ensue and things get pretty bleak. There are a few other random Faulkner tributes like a corncob metaphor but I think you can know nothing at all about Faulkner and still enjoy the book. It was on the Tournament of Books longlist so I wanted to give it a try.
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Reading Progress

February 16, 2020 – Started Reading
February 16, 2020 – Shelved
February 18, 2020 –
page 48
February 20, 2020 –
February 20, 2020 – Finished Reading
February 21, 2020 – Shelved as: middle-east-2020
February 21, 2020 – Shelved as: read2020
February 21, 2020 – Shelved as: faulkner2020
February 21, 2020 – Shelved as: location-syria
February 21, 2020 – Shelved as: translated

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