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No Knives in the Kitchens of This City

A Novel

Khaled Khalifa

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In the once beautiful city of Aleppo, one family descends into ruin in this novel from "one of the rising stars of Arab fiction"-- New York Times

Irrepressible Sawsan flirts with militias, the ruling party, and finally religion, seeking but never finding salvation. She and her siblings and mother are slowly choked in violence and decay, as their lives are plundered by a brutal regime.

Set between the 1960s and 2000s, No Knives in the Kitchens of this City unravels the systems of fear and control under Assad. With eloquence and startling honesty, it speaks of the persecution of a whole society.

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