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Title: Cockroach
Author Name: Rawi Hage
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 9780141040813
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year Published: 2008
Paperback or Hardcover: Paperback 
Condition: Very good condition 


  • Cockroach takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal’s restless immigrant community, where a self-described “thief” has just tried but failed to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a local park.

    Rescued against his will, the narrator is obliged to attend sessions with a well-intentioned but naïve therapist. This sets the story in motion, leading us back to the narrator’s violent childhood in a war-torn country, forward into his current life in the smoky émigré cafés, and out into the frozen nighttime streets of Montreal.

    Bold, haunting, and emotionally trenchant, Cockroach is a powerful story of immigrant experience, indignation, and unrelenting fortitude.

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