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The hardcover U.S. edition of DE NIRO S GAME was selected for the B&N Discover program from November through January 2008, and will also be a BookSense Notable pick for September 2007.§Based on the author s first-hand experience of the Lebanese civil war, DE NIRO S GAME plunges readers into the timely story of two young men caught up in this devastating and seemingly never-ending war, which took place in the late 1970s and into the 1980s.§Bassam and George, best friends in childhood, have grown to be men in the war-ravaged city of Beirut. Now they must choose their futures: to stay in the city and consolidate power through crime, or to go into exile abroad, alienated from the only existence they have known. Told in a distinctive, captivating voice that fuses vivid cinematic imagery and page-turning plot with the measured strength and beauty of Arabic poetry, DE NIRO S GAME is an explosive portrait of life in a war zone, and a powerful meditation on what comes after.§The hardcover U.S. edition of DE NIRO S GAME also earned a starred Publisher s Weekly review and a starred Booklist review. After its Canadian publication, DE NIRO S GAME was a finalist for the nation s top literary prizes--the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General Literary Award, the Writers Trust Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. It won the McAuslan First Book Prize and the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and just made the longlist for the IMPAC Dublin Award.
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