Rabih Alameddine The Perv: Stories

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The Perv: Stories

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9780312200411: The Perv: Stories

A provocative first collection of stories by the author of Koolaids

Following the publication of his critically acclaimed first novel, Koolaids, Rabih Alameddine offers a collection of stories that explores the experience of a number of Lebanese characters - men and women, gay and straight--whose lives have been blown apart by a disastrous civil war and the resulting international diaspora. Daring in style as well as content, these tales explore the relationships that anchor our hearts to the world -- father and son, grandson and grandmother, pedophile and 12-year-old boy, young man and woman of the streets, sister and sister, daughter and father, gay man and heterosexual, the quick and their dead.

Suffused by a yearning for what has been lost, these narratives are both experimental and traditional, humorous and disturbing, and confirm without doubt that Alemeddine is one of the most original and accomplished young writers to emerge in some time.

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"By turns raunchy and heartbreaking, The Perv is a bold and startlingly original collection that defies categorization. Filled with loss and hope, humor and redemption, these stories make you laugh despite yourself. Alameddine is a writer of astonishing gifts; his prose is at once lyrical and heartbreaking in its directness. An audacious debut collection that should establish him as one of the finest--and most wicked--writers of our time." --Laurie Foos, author of Ex Utero and Portrait of the Walrus by a Young Artist

"The Perv is unflinching: lonely, angry, sad and mournful, yet often luminescent with love. This is a book filled with humor, insight, and rough edges-a fascinating read." --Barbara Dimmick, author of In The Presence of Horses

About the Author:

Rabih Alemeddine, author of Koolaids, is a successful painter who has had gallery shows in cities throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. He lives in San Francisco.

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