Pages Bookshop Presents: Pierre Jarawan at the Arab American Musuem
We are very excited to bring Pierre Jarawan to Detroit for his novel, "The Storyteller." We will be holding Pierre's reading and discussion at the Arab American Museum on Saturday, April 13th at 2pm.
This event is free and open to the public. Pierre's books will be for sale before and after this event.
About the Storyteller:
"The Storyteller" does for Lebanon what Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner" did for Afghanistan.
Samir leaves the safety and comfort of his family's adopted home in Germany for volatile Beirut in an attempt to find his missing father. His only clues are an old photo and the bedtime stories his father used to tell him. The Storyteller follows Samir's turbulent search for Brahim, the father whose heart was always yearning for his homeland, Lebanon. In this moving and gripping novel about family secrets, love, and friendship, Pierre Jarawan does for Lebanon what Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan. He pulls away the curtain of grim facts and figures to reveal the intimate story of an exiled family torn apart by civil war and guilt. In this rich and skillful account, Jarawan himself proves to be a masterful storyteller.
PIERRE JARAWAN is the son of a Lebanese father and a German mother and moved to Germany with his family at the age of three. Inspired by his father's love of telling imaginative bedtime stories, he started writing at the age of thirteen. He has won international prizes as a slam poet, received the City of Munich literary scholarship (the Bayerische Kunstförderpreis) for The Storyteller, and was chosen as Literature Star of the Year by the daily newspaper AZ. His debut novel The Storyteller was a Spiegel bestseller in Germany, proclaimed Book of the Month by the leading Dutch television talk show DWDD, and received unanimous rave reviews from the European press.