Between Beirut And The Moon (Paperback)
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Between Beirut And The Moon (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 27/08/2020
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Revolving around the lunar aspirations of a boy in post-Civil War Lebanon, Bakhti's charming picaresque comedy brings a vibrant community of eccentrics vividly to life.

Shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2021

Between Beirut And The Moon is the exuberant and hilarious debut from the hugely talented young Lebanese author, Naji Bakhti.

A young boy comes of age within the confines of post-civil-war Beirut, with conflict, and comedy lurking round every corner. Adam dreams of becoming an astronaut but who has ever heard of an Arab on the moon? He battles with his father, a book-hoarding journalist with a penchant for writing eulogies, his closest friend, Basil, a Druze who is said to worship goats and believe in reincarnation, and a host of other misfits and miscreants in a city attempting recover from years of political and military violence.

Adam's youth oscillates from laugh out loud escapades, to near death encounters, as he struggles to understand the turbulent and elusive city he calls home.

Publisher: Influx Press
ISBN: 9781910312551
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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'Not just another coming-of-age novel, Naji Bakhti's debut is an ambitious and mischievous rewriting of the recent history of a whole region. Between Beirut and the Moon stays with the reader as lyrical, clear-sighted, very funny and endlessly endearing.' - Toby Litt, author of Patience

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“Laugh out loud funny, with so much heart.”

I was sent this book to read in exchange for a review which was excellent, as it introduced me to a brand new author and a book which I am genuinely excited for people to read. I absolutely loved this story. It is a... More

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