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100 1 Hage, Rawi,|eauthor.
245 10 Beirut Hellfire Society|h[electronic resource] :|ba novel
260 [Minneapolis, Minn.] :|bHighbridge Audio,|c2019.
300 1 online resource (07 hr., 23 min.) :|bdigital
511 0 Narrated by Neil Shah.
520 On a ravaged street overlooking a cemetery in Beirut's
Christian enclave, we meet an eccentric young man named
Pavlov, the son of a local undertaker. When his father
meets a sudden and untimely death, Pavlov is approached by
a colorful member of the mysterious Hellfire Society-an
anti-religious sect that, among many rebellious and often
salacious activities, arranges secret burial for outcasts
who have been denied last rites because of their religion
or sexuality. Pavlov agrees to take on his father's work
for the society, and over the course of the novel he
becomes a survivor-chronicler of his embattled and fading
community at the heart of Lebanon's civil war. His new
role introduces him to an unconventional cast of
characters, including a father searching for his son's
body, a mysterious woman who takes up residence on
Pavlov's stairs after a bombing, and the flamboyant head
of the Hellfire Society, El-Marquis. Deftly combining
comedy with tragedy, gritty reality with surreal absurdity,
Beirut Hellfire Society asks: What, after all, can be
preserved in the face of certain change and imminent
death? The answer is at once propulsive, elegiac,
outrageous, profane, and transcendent-and a profoundly
moving fable on what it means to live through war.
588 0 Online resource; title from title details screen
(OverDrive, viewed August 27, 2019).
650 0 Sects|zLebanon|zBeirut|vFiction.
650 7 FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor.|2bisacsh
650 7 Sects.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01110714
651 0 Beirut (Lebanon)|vFiction.
651 7 Lebanon|zBeirut.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01225260
655 4 Downloadable audio books.
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655 7 Fiction.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423787
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700 1 Shah, Neil,|d1976-|enarrator.
710 2 OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor.
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856 40 |uhttp://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=89&titleId=4851104
|zAn electronic audiobook accessible online