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Cockroach by Rawi Hage is "Essential Reading"

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Cockroach by Rawi Hage is "Essential Reading"

Rawi Hage's much-anticipated second novel, Cockroach (House of Anansi Press), is "as essential reading as its predecessor," T.F. Rigelhof writes in Saturday's Books section of the Globe and Mail. Hage's bestselling debut novel, De Niro's Game (House of Anansi, 2006), received several awards, including the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, the McAuslan First Book Prize, the Prix des libraires du Québec and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

From the Globe and Mail:

The things that make Rawi Hage a major literary talent - and Cockroach as essential reading as its predecessor - include freshness, gut-wrenching lyricism, boldness, emotional restraint, intellectual depth, historical sense, political subversiveness and uncompromising compassion. Cockroach's clarity of prose and purpose, as well as its ferocity of judgment, might remind older readers of the books Mordecai Richler wrote before he turned to satire.

Read the full review at the Globe and Mail website.

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