Gate of the Sun
by Elias Khoury
In BriefA man dreams of writing a "book without a beginning or end" to describe a nation's eternal wandering to his comatose friend, the hero of forgotten wars and revolutions. A dizzying myriad of stories emerges, deconstructing myths of heroism and valour, while depicting the horrors of war, exodus and survival for the displaced Palestinian nation.
Why you should read itAn epic novel that brings to life the tragedy of an entire people, this is a story of war, love, hope and despair. It is an odyssey that engages the reader with tales of defeat, exodus, rejection, humiliation and death. A struggle for survival in the face of impossible circumstances.