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The Parisian

Narrated by: Fiona Button
Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
4 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Parisian, written by Isabella Hammad, read by Fiona Button.

As the First World War shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself.

Midhat Kamal picks his way across a fractured world, from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the dinner tables of Montpelier and a newly tumultuous Paris. He discovers that everything is fragile: love turns to loss, friends become enemies and everyone is looking for a place to belong.

Isabella Hammad delicately unpicks the tangled politics and personal tragedies of a turbulent era - the Palestinian struggle for independence, the strife of the early 20th century and the looming shadow of the Second World War. 

An intensely human story amidst a global conflict, The Parisian is historical fiction with a remarkable contemporary voice.

©2019 Isabella Hammad (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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"The Parisian is a sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful. Isabella Hammad is an enormous talent and her book is a wonder." (Zadie Smith)

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  • Sahar Abdulla
  • 04-27-19

moving and touching, engaging a history and love.

loved it, the performance was very successful and emotional where it should. thanks Fiona 💚

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  • Nadine
  • 08-11-19

Yawn

So slow. Went on and on and on. I enjoyed some small parts but really found it hard to focus and not drift off.