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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 14/03/2024
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The author of the bestselling The Parisian delivers a moving, thought-provoking story about family, resistance and reconciliation, as a London actress returns to her native Palestine to visit her sister and joins a production of Hamlet in the West Bank.

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2024

After years away from her family’s homeland, and reeling from a disastrous love affair, actress Sonia Nasir returns to Haifa to visit her older sister Haneen. On her arrival, she finds her relationship to Palestine is fragile, both bone-deep and new.

When Sonia meets the charismatic Mariam, a local director, she joins a production of Hamlet in the West Bank. Soon, Sonia is rehearsing with a dedicated, if competitive, group of men – yet as opening night draws closer, it becomes clear just how many obstacles stand before the troupe. Amidst it all, the life she once knew starts to give way to the exhilarating possibility of finding a new self in her ancestral home.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529919998
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 21 mm


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Feels completely different to anything else being written right now in English, a heartfelt meditation on the relationship between art and politics. - Sunday Times

Enter Ghost retells Hamlet for now, dropping its readers deep into the contemporary tensions of the West Bank, asking crucial and layered questions... Hammad is a calm and vital storyteller, a writer of real rhythmic grace. - Ali Smith, author of Autumn

A powerful new novel... Hammad is a pretty flawless writer. - The Times

Beautifully written, poignant yet forceful, thoughtful and thought provoking, but above all challenging the reader to respond to the question facing the characters in the novel: how to live under occupation while preserving your dignity and humanity? Hammad answers this question through taking us into the hearts and minds of the characters in the novel and through that into the heart and mind of Palestine. - Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran

A thought-provoking and highly topical story about the complex connections to be found in art, politics and family life. - Sunday Times, Books of the Year*

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“Timely, thoughtful and passionate..”

Hammad’s debut novel “The Parisian” was one of my favourite debuts of that year. In “Enter Ghost” she continues her journey exploring her roots in Palestine. Hammad’s story revolves around two sisters; one, after... More

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“Women's Prize for Fiction Longlisted”

Yet another book that I had not heard of until it hit the longlist of the Women's fiction prize, this list manages to surprise me so much each year.
Before reading this book I really wanted it to be one of my... More

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