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De Niro's Game

De Niro's Game

Rawi Hage (Author)

Fiction

Edition published in 2013 in English language
Bassam and George are childhood best friends who have grown up on the Christian side of war-torn Beirut. Now on the verge of adulthood, they must choose their futures: to remain in the exhausted, corrupt city of their birth, or to go into exile abroad, cut off from the only existence they have known.Bassam chooses one path - obsessed with leaving Beirut, he embarks on a series of petty crimes to fund his escape to the West. Meanwhile, George amasses power in the underworld of the city, embracing a life of military service, organised crime, killing, and drugs. But their two paths inevitablycollide, with explosive consequences.De Niro's Game is Rawi Hage's devastating, timely portrait of two young men and an entire city formed and deformed by war.

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