Books by Paul Starkey

THE SHELL by Mustafa Khalifa
Released: June 22, 2017

"A staggeringly powerful story of inhumanity and one man's unrelenting will to survive."
An innocent Syrian student is sent to a brutal prison. Read full book review >
DEAR MR. KAWABATA by Rashid al-Daif
Released: May 1, 2000

"In other words, whenever (Rashid) al-Daif isn't lecturing Kawabata (and us), he proves himself an impressively gifted novelist."
The civil war between the 1970s and early '90s in Lebanon provides both background and theme for this simultaneously impassioned and discursive story, presented as the delusional monologue of Rashid, a Lebanese revolutionary who is mortally wounded during the war's final days. Read full book review >