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    An Arab immigrant as a Scheherazade to his Canadian therapist his wild Third world past as 1001 nights to a steril life of taxpaying TV watching and self fooling A compulsively stealing uite lazy sexually starving resentful loner with a suicidal tendency a special talent for metaphors and ability to turn himself willingly unlike Kafka's Samsa into a cockroach Witty passionate prose great little kamikadze story

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    Seeing as immigration is an integral element of the Canadian landscape it should come as no surprise that authors might seek to dip into this cultural stew for dramatic purposes Very few however would likely seek to add the phantasmagorical and hallucinatory elements that Rawi Hage’s novel Cockroach brings to the recipeThe Canadian author arose seemingly from out of nowhere in 2006 when his debut novel De Niro’s G

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    Disturbing Less of what I liked so much about his first in the way of sweeping poetic language to describe a world of hallucinogenic brutality and focused on an internal world of delusion trauma and sadness The central character here is a soul in great pain but the first two thirds of the novel don't plumb those depths except by

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    Oh was I disappointed with this book?I hate it It's about all of the clichés that frame immigrants messed up psychotic sex addicts egocentric psychopaths thiefs hallucinating drunkies drug addicts filthy leechesI happen to know many Lebanese who are immigrants in Canada they have worked hard they're serious people they fled the war but they weren't psychotics who got turned on by their own sisters And they're not a threat or t

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    Rawi Hage’s second novel Cockroach takes place during a frigid Montreal winter and details the picaresue adventures of an unnamed protagonist a recent immigrant from the Middle East and self professed thief who often envisions himself as a giant cockroach Hage is the recent winner of English literature’s richest prize the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel DeNiro’s Game which I did not read; as such there has been a cons

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    Cockroach is an engaging character thief suicidal obsessed with the underbelly of life hating his new homeland and the people who live in it why did he come I wanted to ask supposedly illiterate but wonderfully articulate and poetic especially when he runs off into stream of consciousness ramblings on the state of his mind and of the nationThere is also a trend in writing which I recently tried to address in a blog article and I call it le

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    Awesome and haunting and a spot on sense of Montreal portraits the eccentric landlady with fading aristocratic colors the exploitative bosses the hyper educated cab drivers The blur of fantasy reality across undergroundoverground story layers really worked for me Highly recommended Also funny as hell

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    Yes I completed the book yesterday afternoon

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    What a fresh approach to dealing with issues of exile I had begun to despair that Arab writers could do it could write novels that could be taken seriously aesthetically and also pay homage to the issues political and social that must dominate the psyche of all Arabs What was impressive was how effortlessly the writer moved from West to East from describing the banal self absorbed existence of people in the West to de

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    There is a lot packed into this book It is hard to separate my feelings for the main character and my feelings for the book The book is at it

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Ged to attend sessions with a well intentioned but naive therapist This sets the story in motion leading us back to the narrator's violent childhood in a war torn country forward into his current life in the smoky emigre cafes where everyone has a tale and out into the frozen night time streets of Montreal where the thief survives on the edge imagin. Oh was I disappointed with this bookI hate it It s about all of the clich s that frame immigrants messed up psychotic sex addicts egocentric psychopaths thiefs hallucinating drunkies drug addicts filthy leechesI happen to know many Lebanese who are immigrants in Canada they have worked hard they re serious people they fled the war but they weren t psychotics who got turned on by their own sisters And they re not a threat or terrorists in the make what the hell is this author trying to say What is wrong with himThis book is why I don t read much Arabic books cheap pornographic shallow clich a sad excuse of a bookAnd was the writer trying to imita

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Cockroach is as urgent unsettling and brilliant as Rawi Hage's bestselling and critically acclaimed first book De Niro's GameThe novel takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal's restless immigrant community where a self described thief has just tried but failed to commit suicide Rescued against his will the narrator is obli. An Arab immigrant as a Scheherazade to his Canadian therapist his wild Third world past as 1001 nights to a steril life of taxpaying TV watching and self fooling A compulsively stealing uite lazy sexually starving resentful loner with a suicidal tendency a special talent for metaphors and ability to turn himself willingly unlike Kafka s Samsa into a cockroach Witty passionate prose great little kamikadze story Oh how I enjoyed this oneA spoilerish PS Still I d take away half a star from my rating because of part of the ending Only police needs all the facts and all the motivations not literature it was enough for me to guess some of the past and future El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro first book De Niro's GameThe novel takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal's restless immigrant community where a self described thief has just tried but Fragonard Art and Eroticism failed to commit suicide Rescued against his will the narrator is obli. An Arab immigrant as a Scheherazade to his Canadian therapist his wild Third world past as 1001 nights to a steril life of taxpaying TV watching and self The Monarchs Are Missing for metaphors and ability to turn himself willingly unlike Kafka s Samsa into a cockroach Witty passionate prose great little kamikadze story Oh how I enjoyed this oneA spoilerish PS Still I d take away half a star Touchstone from my rating because of part of the ending Only police needs all the Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding facts and all the motivations not literature it was enough Love is Blind for me to guess some of the past and Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia future

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Ing himself to be a cockroach invading the lives of the privileged but wilfully blind citizens who surround himIn Cockroach was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize the Governor General's Literary Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize It won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction presented by the uebec Writers' Federation.. Awesome and haunting and a spot on sense of Montreal portraits the eccentric landlady with fading aristocratic colors the exploitative bosses the hyper educated cab drivers The blur of fantasy reality across undergroundoverground story layers really worked for me Highly recommended Also funny as hell Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, finalist El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro for the Scotiabank Giller Prize the Governor General's Literary Award and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize It won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize Fragonard Art and Eroticism for Fiction presented by the uebec Writers' Federation.. Awesome and haunting and a spot on sense of Montreal portraits the eccentric landlady with The Monarchs Are Missing fantasy reality across undergroundoverground story layers really worked Touchstone for me Highly recommended Also Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding funny as hell

  • Hardcover
  • 312
  • Cockroach
  • Rawi Hage
  • English
  • 06 February 2018
  • 9780887842092

About the Author: Rawi Hage

Rawi Hage is a Lebanese Canadian writer and photographerBorn in Beirut Hage grew up in Lebanon and Cyprus He moved to New York City in and after studying at the New York Institute of Photography relocated to Montreal in where he studied arts at Dawson College and Concordia University He subseuently began exhibiting as a photographer and has had works acuired by the Canadian Mus.