Books by Rabih Alameddine

AN UNNECESSARY WOMAN by Rabih Alameddine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A gemlike and surprisingly lively study of an interior life."
A 72-year-old Beiruti woman considers her life through literature in an intimate, melancholy and superb tour de force. Read full book review >
THE HAKAWATI by Rabih Alameddine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A dizzying, prodigal display of storytelling overabundance."
Alameddine (I, the Divine, 2001, etc.) mingles a four-generation family saga with a cornucopia of Arabian tales and historical dramas to create a one-of-a-kind novel. Read full book review >
I, THE DIVINE by Rabih Alameddine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Lovely prose and vividly evocative scenes, though Sarah resists emerging whole from them."
Incidents from the life of a Lebanese-American artist—each of them vivid, passionate, and briskly told—that still never quite cohere into a unified whole. Read full book review >
THE PERV by Rabih Alameddine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 1999

A first collection of loosely related stories and a title novella, from the Lebanese-born author of Koolaids (1998). Read full book review >

KOOLAIDS by Rabih Alameddine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1998

This emotionally charged first novel by a Lebanese-American writer and artist is an impressionistic collage that skillfully juxtaposes its gay protagonists' defiant encounters with AIDS, the embattled recent history of Lebanon during its own civil war and "the Israeli siege of Beirut," and more general permutations of estrangement from society, family, and nation. Read full book review >