My Name is Adam


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Published: Coming June 2019


ISBN: 9781939810137 eISBN: 9781939810144
This item will be released on June 3, 2019.

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Book Description

Long exiled in New York, Palestinian ex-pat Adam Dannoun thought he knew himself. But an encounter with Blind Mahmoud, a father figure from his childhood, changes everything. As he investigates exactly what occurred in 1948 in Lydda, the city of his birth, he gathers stories that speak to his people’s bravery, ingenuity, and resolve in the face of unimaginable hardship.

A masterpiece of structure, vision, and imagination — a novel that fits no classic forms, but opens a window on suffering and memory.
Tom Zoellner, Los Angeles Review of Books

Khoury is one of the greatest writers of our times and perhaps the greatest Arabic-language writer of this generation, definite Nobel Prize material.
Avraham Burg, Haaretz

In an interview with the Los Angeles Review of Books, Khoury reveals his intimate relationship with the main character of My Name is Adam, and speaks to the visceral, unending essence of fictional writing.