• Author: Rawi Hage
  • Category: Cultural
  • Language: English
  • Isbn10: 0393337871
  • Isbn13: 9780393337877
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 3.38
  • Original Title: Cockroach
  • Published: October 25th 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Format: EPUB, PDF, MOBI, FB2, TXT, Online
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Cockroach takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal’s rest immigrant community, where a self-described “thief” has just tried but failed to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a local park. Rescued against his will, the narrator is obliged to attend sessions with a well-intentioned but naïve therapist. This sets the story in motion, leading us back to the narrator’s violent childhood in a war-torn country, forward into his current life in the smoky émigré cafés, and out into the frozen nighttime streets of Montreal. Bold, haunting, and emotionally trenchant, Cockroach is a powerful story of immigrant experience, indignation, and unrelenting fortitude.