One of the greatest narrators on the Arabic scene.

—*Egypt Independent *

The English-language debut of 2012’s International Arabic Fiction Prize winner

The Mehlis Report

Fiction by Rabee Jaber

Translated from the Arabic by Kareem James Abu-Zeid

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Paperback (published June 27, 2013)

ISBN
9780811220644
Price US
14.95
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16
Page Count
224

Ebook (published June 27, 2013)

ISBN
9780811221184
Price US
14.95

Rabee Jaber

Lebanese novelist and journalist

One of the greatest narrators on the Arabic scene.

—*Egypt Independent *

At forty-two, the winner of the ‘Arabic Booker’ is it youngest recipient, and the judges praised the novel ‘for its powerful portrayal of the fragility of the human condition in highly sensitive prose.’

The Guardian

Like several of his other books, The Mehlis Report is held together less by its plot or characters than by its uncanny way of capturing the zeitgeist. It reads like a historical novel that happens to be about the very recent past.

The New York Review of Books

This novel — this elegy for a lost Beirut, past and future — this novel was carrying me to a place I had never been before.

—Alan Cheuse, NPR