Playing Basra

Playing Basra

Book - 2008
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Set in the urban heart of a big city, this novel follows the hilarious and tragic exploits of three well-intentioned but reckless brothers who try to survive poverty and misfortune through sheer determination. With vibrant style and engaging dialogue, this insightful narrative's portrays both lighthearted and serious issues--from joyriding and stealing bread to dealing with the disastrous consequences of army enlistment and a son's involvement in his father's accidental death. The first chapter , "Beer Bottles and Bowling Balls," was nominated for the prestigious Writer's Trust of Canada Journey Prize.

Publisher: Holstein, Ont. : Exile Editions, 2008.
ISBN: 9781550961133
Characteristics: 180 p. ;,23 cm.

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