Extremely timely book, given Beirut's place in world politics right now.
Almost all of the writers are now living in Beirut.
This collection includes a story from Rawi Hage, perhaps the world's best-known Lebanese author, who currently lives in Montreal, Canada.
Includes brand-new stories by: Rawi Hage, Mohamad abi Samra, Leila Eid, Hala Kawtharani, Marie Tawk, Bana Beydoun, Hyam Yared, Najwa Barakat, Alawiyah Sobh, Mazen Zahreddine, Abbass Beydoun, Bachir Hilal, Zeina Khalil, Mazen Maarouf, and Tarek Abi Samra.
Publicize to major dailies, weeklies, literary publications, alternative publications. Major radio and television push.
Akashic's promotion will have a strong social media component
Promote to general crime-fiction and literary audiences, but also to Middle East and Lebanese-themed venues.
All except two stories were written in Arabic or French and translated by Michelle Hartman.