By Rawi Hage
De Niro's Game is the lovely winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the first actual novel through up-and-coming Lebanese literary big name Rawi Hage, additionally writer of Cockroach.
Bassam and George are formative years top buddies who've grown up at the Christian facet of war-torn Beirut. Now at the verge of maturity, they need to opt for their futures: to stay within the exhausted, corrupt urban in their delivery, or to enter exile overseas, bring to an end from the single life they've got known.
Bassam chooses one course - passionate about leaving Beirut, he embarks on a chain of petty crimes to fund his break out to the West. in the meantime, George amasses energy within the underworld of town, embracing a lifetime of army provider, organised crime, killing, and medicine. yet their paths unavoidably
collide, with explosive outcomes.
De Niro's Game is Rawi Hage's devastating, well timed portrait of 2 younger males and a whole urban shaped and deformed via war.
'A huge and unsettling expertise' Guardian
'A masterpiece . . . writing can't quite 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 ebook concerning the corrosive results of struggle to be written for a very long time . . .The descriptions of the town are so skilful you could style the airborne dirt and dust within the air' Financial Times
Rawi Hage was once born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived via 9 years of the Lebanese civil struggle. 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 varied different prizes; and Carnival, to be released via Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin in April 2013. He lives in Montreal.