By Rawi Hage
De Niro's Game is the lovely winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the first actual novel via up-and-coming Lebanese literary megastar Rawi Hage, additionally writer of Cockroach.
Bassam and George are early life most sensible associates who've grown up at the Christian aspect of war-torn Beirut. Now at the verge of maturity, they have to decide upon their futures: to stay within the exhausted, corrupt urban in their beginning, or to enter exile in a foreign country, bring to a halt from the one life they've got known.
Bassam chooses one course - captivated with leaving Beirut, he embarks on a chain of petty crimes to fund his get away to the West. in the meantime, George amasses energy within the underworld of town, embracing a lifetime of army carrier, organised crime, killing, and medicine. yet their paths unavoidably
collide, with explosive results.
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 relatively get far better' Literary Review
'Hollywood noir meets opium desires in a blasted panorama of war-wasted younger lives' Boston Globe
'The so much subtly nuanced, psychologically compelling booklet in regards to the corrosive results of warfare to be written for a very long time . . .The descriptions of the town are so skilful you could style the dirt within the air' Financial Times
Rawi Hage was once born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived via 9 years of the Lebanese civil battle. he's the writer of De Niro's Game, which gained the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; Cockroach, which was once the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize and in addition indexed for varied different prizes; and Carnival, to be released by way of Hamish Hamilton/ Penguin in April 2013. He lives in Montreal.