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The Resource Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage

Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage

Label
Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel
Title
Beirut Hellfire Society
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rawi Hage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Our protagonist, Pavlov, is the twenty-something son of an undertaker and as such has watched funeral processions pass below his window throughout his childhood. When his father dies, Pavlov is summoned by his former teacher, Mr. Tarraff, and tasked with providing burials that, for a variety of reasons--because the deceased is homosexual, or an outcast, or abandoned by their family, or an atheist--must happen in secret. The society that arranges such burials is a hidden anti-religious sect called the Beirut Hellfire Society. Pavlov accepts this assignment, and over the course of the novel acts as a survivor-chronicler of his torn and fading community, bearing witness to both its enduring rituals and its inevitable decline."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CaOONL
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Hage, Rawi
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burial
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Secret societies
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Lebanon
Label
Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780735273597
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 298250
  • 883783
Label
Beirut Hellfire Society : a novel, Rawi Hage
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
278 p.
Isbn
9780735273597
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 298250
  • 883783

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