Is This How You Eat a Watermelon? (Paperback)

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Is This How You Eat a Watermelon? by Zein El-Amine has been longlisted for the 2023 PEN America Robert W. Bingham Prize for debut short fiction.

A dozen boarding school students find themselves stranded at the beginning of the Lebanese Civil War. A young man, a young woman, and a mistreated monkey unite in a bid to survive. Even Israel's war on Lebanon cannot stop an old woman from getting her fix of nicotine. A young Lebanese student on a visit to Bahrain is wrongly implicated as a terrorist and placed in a prison with other political prisoners where light and hope is absconding. Fresh snow compels a sacrilegious undertaking from a father much to the shock of his children. Shared trauma takes the shape of spectral phantoms. And in the titular story, a hedonistic man eats himself to an early death with the desecration of the city of Beirut forming the backdrop.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781737718420
ISBN-10: 1737718421
Publisher: Radix Media
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 200
Language: English