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Rabih Alameddine

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Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine

Books by Rabih Alameddine

by Rabih Alameddine - Literary Fiction

Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, THE ANGEL OF HISTORY follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints.