Voices of the Lost

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Voices of the Lost
Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, this novel weaves together a series of devastating confessions about life in contemporary Arab society

"Barakat isn't writing about 'the immigrant.' She's writing about the human."--Rumaan Alam, 4columns

"Spare and deep, Voices of the Lost captivates. Hoda Barakat is one of Lebanon's greatest gifts to literature, and Booth allows her English audience to explore this painful and irresistible present."--Amy Bloom, author of White Houses

In an unnamed country torn apart by war, six strangers are compelled to share their darkest secrets. Taking pen to paper, each character attempts to put in writing what they can't bring themselves to say to the person they love--mother, father, brother, lost love. Their words form a chain of dark confessions, none of which reaches the intended recipient.

Profound, troubling, and deeply human, Voices of the Lost tells the moving story of characters living on the periphery, battling with displacement, devastating poverty, and the demons within themselves. From one of today's most talented Arabic writers, Voices of the Lost is an urgent story of lives intimately woven together in a society that is tearing itself apart.

Publication Date: 
March 2, 2021