By a Slow River
by Phillipe Claudel
Hardcover: Jun 2006
Paperback: Jun 2007
The daily life of a small town is hardly disturbed by the First World War raging nearby. But this illusion is shattered by the deaths of three innocents. Twenty years on, a policeman still struggles to make sense of the deaths which both torment...
Two young friends caught in Lebanons civil war must choose their futures: To stay in the city and consolidate power through crime, or to go into exile abroad, alienated from the only existence they have known.