Monday, February 10, 2014

Rabih Alameddine's 6 favorite novels

Lebanese-American writer Rabih Alameddine is the author of The Hakawati (The Storyteller), a 2008 international best-seller. His new novel is An Unnecessary Woman.

One of Alameddine's six favorite novels, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald

My favorite Sebald — well, for this week at least. The book's four stories about German emigrants seem unconnected at first, but they gel into a harrowing look at the effects of the Holocaust, which is hardly, if ever, mentioned. Sebald refuses to soil grief with sentimentalism. The result is devastating.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue