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Pierre Jarawan Presents The Storyteller in Brooklyn

April 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Pierre will present his novel The Storyteller at Community Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY with a reading, photographs of Lebanon, and a book signing.

 

Samir leaves the safety and comfort of his family’s adopted home, Germany, for volatile Beirut in an attempt to find his missing father. The only clues Samir has are an old photo and the bedtime stories his father used to tell him. In this moving and engaging novel about family secrets, love, and friendship, Pierre Jarawan does for Lebanon what Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan. He pulls away the curtain of grim facts and figures portrayed in the media and shows an intimate truth of what it means to come from a country torn apart by civil war. With this beautiful and suspenseful story, full of images, Jarawan proves to be a masterful storyteller himself.

 

Pierre Jarawan is the son of a Lebanese father and a German mother and moved to Germany with his family at the age of three. Inspired by his father’s love of telling imaginative bedtime stories, he started writing at the age of thirteen. He has won international prizes as a slam poet, received the City of Munich literary scholarship (the Bayerische Kunstförderpreis) for The Storyteller, and was chosen as Literature Star of the Year by the daily newspaper AZ. His debut novel The Storyteller was a Spiegel bestseller in Germany, proclaimed Book of the Month by the leading Dutch television talk show DWDD, and received unanimous rave reviews from the European press.

Details

Date:
April 9, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Website:
https://www.communitybookstore.net/jarawan

Organizer

Community Bookstore
Phone
(718) 783-3075
Email
info@communitybookstore.net
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Venue

Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Phone
(718) 783-3075
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