Mazen Maarouf

Jokes for the Gunmen


These are stories of life in a war zone, life peppered by surreal mistakes, tragic accidents and painful encounters. These are stories of what the world looks like from a child's pure but sometimes vengeful or muddled perspective. These are stories fo fantasist matadors, lost limbs and perplexed voyeurs. This is a collection about death, sex and the all-important skill of making life into a joke.

These are unexpected and unforgettable stories from a fresh new voice.

Über die Autorin / über den Autor:

Mazen Maarouf was born in Beirut in 1978. He is an award-winning Palestinian-Icelandic writer, poet, translator and journalist. He has published three books of poetry and two short story collections. He currently lives between Reykjavik and Beirut.

Preis: CHF 15.50
Sprache: Englisch (aus dem Arabischen von Jonathan Wright)
Art: Broschiertes Buch
Erschienen: 2019 (2015)
Verlag: Granta
ISBN: 978-1-84627-667-5
Masse: 162 S.