Anti Lebanon: A Novel

Anti Lebanon: A Novel

by Carl Shuker


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The criminal and the victim alike return to the scene of the crime…

It is the Arab Spring and the fate of the Christians of the Middle East is uncertain. The many Christians of Lebanon walk a knife edge, their very survival in this ancestral refuge in doubt. When Hezbollah flex their muscles in a takeover of west Beirut, amid the old shell-scarred sandstone villas, the echoing gunfire, a young Christian wandering the emptied streets is entrapped in an act of violence that will awaken monsters from the civil war and beyond.

Anti Lebanon is a cross-genre political thriller and horror story embedded within recent events, featuring a multiethnic Christian family living out the lingering after-effects of Lebanon’s war, as it struggles to deal with its phantoms, its ghosts, and its vampires.

“Combining a thriller and a horror story into a single melancholic narrative, Shuker has created a haunting and riveting account of war, loss, and exile.” — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619021150
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

CARL SHUKER was born in New Zealand in 1974, and lived many years in Tokyo before settling in London with his wife and daughter. His first novel, The Method Actors , was awarded the Prize in Modern Letters in 2006, the richest prize in the world for an emerging writer. His second novel, the cult classic The Lazy Boys , was published by Counterpoint in 2007. Three Novellas for a Novel was published in limited edition online in 2008 and he is 2013 writer in residence at Victoria University of Wellington.

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