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The Resource Printed in Beirut, a novel by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar

Printed in Beirut, a novel by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar

Label
Printed in Beirut
Title
Printed in Beirut
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
A mystery set in the world of Lebanon's book publishing industry. Farid Abou shaar arrives in Beirut on a hot summer morning with his manuscript, looking for a publisher. He is turned down by all of them--nobody reads anymore, he is told. Instead, he accepts a job as a proofreader at the famous old print house Karam Bros., allegedly established in 1908. Disappointed by the menial tasks of checking catalogs and ad copy, Farid secretly hopes that his book will eventually be published. His manuscript never leaves his side until one day it disappears and then reemerges, beautifully printed. Farid soon realizes that the expensive paper it is printed on is the same that the company is using to manufacture fake twenty-euro bills, and that the person who printed the book is none other than his employer's wife. Entangled in a police investigation and an illicit flirtation, Farid discovers that the Karam Bros. print house is not what it seems. Douaihy dizzies the reader with an intricate play of appearances and deception, and as always, portrays Lebanese society with irony
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duwayhī, Jabbūr
Dewey number
892.7/37
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ7820.U92
LC item number
T5313 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Authors
  • Money laundering
  • Criminal investigation
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
  • Lebanon (Beirut)
Target audience
adult
Label
Printed in Beirut, a novel by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Arabic as Toubiʻa fi Beirut by al-Saqi, Beirut, Lebanon 2016"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781623719906
Lccn
2018028224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1021219323
  • (OCoLC)1021219323
Label
Printed in Beirut, a novel by Jabbour Douaihy ; translated by Paula Haydar
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Arabic as Toubiʻa fi Beirut by al-Saqi, Beirut, Lebanon 2016"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9781623719906
Lccn
2018028224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1021219323
  • (OCoLC)1021219323

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