Rabih Alameddine

Finalist, 2014 National Book Awards

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels The Hakawati; I, the Divine; Koolaids; and the story collection, The Perv. He divides his time between San Francisco and Beirut.
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An Unnecessary Woman

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
ISBN 9780802122148 Grove Press/ Grove/Atlantic

In this portrait of a reclusive woman’s late-life crisis, readers follow Aaliya’s digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Colorful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and Aaliya’s own volatile past. More about this book >

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Rabih Alameddine reads from An Unnecessary Woman at 2014 NBA Finalists Reading

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Rabih Alameddine

Rabih Alameddine is the author of the novels The HakawatiI, the DivineKoolaids; and the story collection, The Perv. He divides his time between San Francisco and Beirut.

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