By Rawi Hage
De Niro's Game is the beautiful winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the first actual novel via up-and-coming Lebanese literary big name Rawi Hage, additionally writer of Cockroach.
Bassam and George are early life top acquaintances who've grown up at the Christian facet of war-torn Beirut. Now at the verge of maturity, they have to select their futures: to stay within the exhausted, corrupt urban in their delivery, or to enter exile in a foreign country, bring to a halt from the one life they've got known.
Bassam chooses one course - captivated with leaving Beirut, he embarks on a sequence of petty crimes to fund his get away to the West. in the meantime, George amasses energy within the underworld of the town, embracing a lifetime of army carrier, organised crime, killing, and medicine. yet their paths necessarily
collide, with explosive outcomes.
De Niro's Game is Rawi Hage's devastating, well timed portrait of 2 younger males and a complete urban shaped and deformed by way of war.
'A huge and unsettling expertise' Guardian
'A masterpiece . . . writing can't rather get far better' Literary Review
'Hollywood noir meets opium goals in a blasted panorama of war-wasted younger lives' Boston Globe
'The so much subtly nuanced, psychologically compelling e-book in regards to the corrosive results of conflict to be written for a very long time . . .The descriptions of town are so skilful you could flavor the dirt within the air' Financial Times
Rawi Hage was once born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived via 9 years of the Lebanese civil conflict. he's the writer of De Niro's Game, which gained the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Cockroach, which used to be the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize and likewise indexed for numerous different prizes; and Carnival, to be released via Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin in April 2013. He lives in Montreal.