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The Storyteller Reviews

The Storyteller by Pierre Jarawan, Sinead Crowe, Rachel McNicholl

The Storyteller

Pierre Jarawan, Sinead Crowe, Rachel McNicholl

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1 review

Category: Fiction
Imprint: World Editions Ltd
Publisher: World Editions Ltd
Publication date: 4 Apr 2019
ISBN: 9781642860115

Jarawan proves that he too is a masterful storyteller.

4 stars out of 5
28 Apr 2019

"A man is haunted by his father’s disappearance in this acclaimed debut novel set against the backdrop of Middle Eastern politics"

Translated by Sinéad Crowe and Rachel McNicholl, Jarawan’s style is pacy and unadorned, with a narrative design that urges you on. Samir’s hopes of uncovering the truth are raised, dashed and revived over and again: his grandmother in Lebanon is one of several interlocutors to tell him they have no useful information before suddenly remembering that they do, just as a chapter ends.