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Cockroach

Penguin Press

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- Size: 19.7 (L) x 13 (W) cm 

- Binding: softcover, 320 pages

- Language: English

- Author: Rawi Hage

- Publisher: Penguin Press, 2010

Our unnamed narrator has left his Middle-Eastern home and settled in a chilly, western city. He lives as an exile, untrusted, unwanted, foreign. A stranger trying to make sense of a strange land.

But he brings with him secrets - of a family tragedy that he failed to prevent and a childhood overshadowed by war. And as he wanders snowy streets, falling in love with fellow exile Shoreh, he realizes that to find a place in this alien world it is necessary to become someone else. Someone he never dared to be in his past life . . .