Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s “Beavers”
Published by Dar al Saqi in the fall of 2011, Beavers is a sensitive portrait of a contemporary Saudi bourgeois family. The main character is the eldest 40 year old son, despised by his father and half siblings. Ghaleb, going through a mid-life crisis questions both his family ties and his 20 year long love affair. Offering an incisive description of this traditional family, the author offers an exceptionally honest insight in the Riyadh society.