On Monday, April 3rd, at 7 p.m., join the International Literature Book Club, led by Sarah McNally. We will discuss Damascus Nights by Rafik Schami, translated by Philip Boehm.
Timely and timeless at once . . . -- The New York Times Book Review
Rafik Schami plays with the genre of the Western novel, and he explodes it from within. -- Anton Shammas
Set in Damacus, Syria, in 1959, the novel alternates the real lives of our storytellers with stories from the distant past. . . . Each chapter is preceded by a one-line hint of what is to come, such as 'How one person's true story was not believed, whereas his most blatant lie was.' -- Alibris