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Rabih Alameddine

Biography

Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels AN UNNECESSARY WOMAN; I, THE DIVINE; KOOLAIDS; THE HAKAWATI; and the story collection, THE PERV. In 2019, he won the Dos Passos Prize.

Rabih Alameddine

Books by Rabih Alameddine

by Rabih Alameddine - Fiction

Mina Simpson, a Lebanese doctor, arrives at the infamous Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, Greece, after being urgently summoned for help by her friend who runs an NGO there. Alienated from her family except for her beloved brother, Mina has avoided being so close to her homeland for decades. But with a week off work and apart from her wife of 30 years, Mina hopes to accomplish something meaningful. Soon, a boat crosses bringing Sumaiya, a fiercely resolute Syrian matriarch with terminal liver cancer. Determined to protect her children and husband at all costs, Sumaiya refuses to alert her family to her diagnosis. Bonded together by Sumaiya's secret, a deep connection sparks between the two women.