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    • Beirut Hellfire Society

    • By: Rawi Hage
    • Narrated by: Ali Momen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon, partway through that country's Civil War. On a torn-up street in the city's Christian enclave, we meet an eccentric young man named Pavlov, the son of a local undertaker. When his father meets a sudden and untimely death, Pavlov is approached by a colorful member of the mysterious Hellfire Society - a secret group to which his father had belonged. The Society's purpose is to arrange burial or cremation for those who for various reasons have been outcast and abandoned by family, clergy, and state. Pavlov becomes a survivor-chronicler of his embattled and fading community, bearing witness to its enduring rituals as well as its inevitable decline.

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Carnival

    • By: Rawi Hage
    • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
    • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Carnival, internationally acclaimed author Rawi Hage takes us into the world of Fly, a taxi driver in a crime-ridden apocalyptic metropolis. Raised in the circus, the son of a golden-haired trapeze artist and a flying-carpet man, Fly sees everything, taking in all of the city's carnivalesque beauty and ugliness as he roves through its dizzying streets in his taxi. Fly is a reader, too, and when he's not in his taxi he is at home in the equally dizzying labyrinth of books that fills his tiny apartment.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • De Niro's Game

    • A Novel
    • By: Rawi Hage
    • Narrated by: Wyntner Woody
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Childhood best friends Bassam and George have grown to be men in war-ravaged Beirut. Now they must choose between the only two futures available to them: to stay in the devastated city and consolidate power through crime or to go into exile abroad, alienated from the only existence they have ever known. Told in a distinctive, captivating voice that fuses vivid cinematic imagery; a page-turning plot; and exquisite, dark poetry De Niro's Game is an explosive portrait of life in a war zone and a powerful meditation on what comes after.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • De Niro's Game

    • By: Rawi Hage
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Bassam and George are childhood best friends who have grown up on the Christian side of war-torn Beirut. Now on the verge of adulthood, they must choose their futures: to remain in the exhausted, corrupt city of their birth, or to go into exile abroad, cut off from the only existence they have known.

    Regular price: $20.02