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The clothesline swing / Ahmad Danny Ramadan.

Available copies

  • 5 of 13 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fort Nelson Public Library.

Current holds

1 current hold with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fort Nelson Public Library FIC RAM (Text) 35246000942019 Adult Fiction (main level) Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780889713321 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 286 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Gibsons, British Columbia : Nightwood Editions, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "The clothesline swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada. Inspired by Arabian Tales of One Thousand and One Nights, The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, a storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables to his dying partner. Each night he weaves stories of his childhood in Damascus, of the cruelty he has endured for his sexuality, of leaving home, of war, of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile Death himself, in his dark cloak, shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay men > Fiction.
Older men > Fiction.
Arab Canadians > Fiction.
Refugees > Syria > Fiction.
Gay men > Syria > Fiction.
Storytellers > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Memory > Fiction.
Relationships > Fiction.
Death > Fiction.
Damascus (Syria) > Fiction.
Vancouver (B.C.) > Fiction.
Genre: Love stories.
Topic Heading: Canada Reads 2018 longlist

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