Jokes for the Gunmen

Mazen Maarouf
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An award-winning blast of literary brilliance from a major new voice in world literature.

A brilliant collection of fictions in the vein of Roald Dahl, Etgar Keret and Amy Hempel. These are stories of what the world looks like from a child's pure but sometimes vengeful or muddled perspective. These are stories of life in a war zone, life peppered by surreal mistakes, tragic accidents and painful encounters. These are stories of fantasist matadors, lost limbs and voyeuristic dwarfs. This is a collection about sex, death and the all-important skill of making life into a joke. These are unexpected stories by a very fresh voice. These stories are unforgettable.

Author bio:

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

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781846276675
Publisher: Granta
Imprint: Portobello Trade
Pub Date: February 2019
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Popular fiction