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[12 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 145 views]

Douaihy’s June Rain was recently acquired by Spanish house Turner!

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[12 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 71 views]

Turkish house Epsilon has recently acquired June Rain by Jabbour Douaihy, for its literary inprint “Kafka”.

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[20 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 95 views]

In both books, the life in a small town is carefully circled in episodic chapters. The story of the protagonist is only one among many… A little like a cubist painting peels off gradually from different perspectives, offering a complex picture, which goes far in its multidimensionality, beyond the horizon of individual actors.

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[30 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 95 views]
Frankfurter interviews Jabbour Douaihy

The writer and literature professor Jabbour Douaihy is one of the foremost intellectuals of Lebanon. He wants to investigate the violence that shook this country again and again, by literary means. For decades, his family was involved in a blood feud that in the fifties, fell in one day twenty victims. The events of that time has Douaihy processed in his novel “June rain”. By mail, he gives me his phone number. I called.

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[12 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 168 views]
‘Exciting’ says the magazine Der Freitag, about Douaihy’s June rain

“No one in the village wants to really give him any information. The survivors speak of generalities or give him conflicting versions of what happened. “People talk, just as they please,” says Kamleh, Elias’ mother, “you will not obtain anything for them, they will lie to you. Anyone who has lost a relative up there, tries to make a hero out of him… And who was himself up there and has flown the coop, does not know what to say, they rather remain silent.””

Although June rain has a few lengths, it is an exciting, successful literary novel. In some ways it’s a coming of age novel from the Middle East, one that leaves no doubt about the central role of family militant organizations in the Lebanese civil war.

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[6 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 307 views]

“Douaihy’s is a tragically fragmented approach to home with a fractured kaleidoscopic narrative that casts different sides of a spotlight on the central event… He succeeds in going under the skin of individual portraits.”