`A sublime reading experience: delicate, restrained, surpassingly intelligent, uncommonly poised and truly beautiful' Zadie Smith As the First World War shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself. Midhat Kamal navigates his way across a fractured world, from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the dinner tables of Montpellier 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 untangles the politics and personal tragedies of a turbulent era - the Palestinian struggle for independence, the strife of the early twentieth 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. *AN OBSERVER HOTLY TIPPED DEBUT NOVELIST OF 2019*
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 11/04/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781911214427
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