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Penguins Song Hassan Daoud

Penguins Song

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ISBN : 9781322350639
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A family in exile from their home in old Beirut contends with claustrophobic conditions, recriminations, and unrealizable dreams of return.As war wreaks havoc on the historic heart of Beirut, tenants of the old city are pushed to the margins andMoreA family in exile from their home in old Beirut contends with claustrophobic conditions, recriminations, and unrealizable dreams of return.As war wreaks havoc on the historic heart of Beirut, tenants of the old city are pushed to the margins and obliged to live on the surrounding hillsides, where it seems they will stay forever, waiting. The dream of return becomes a way of life in the unending time of war.The Penguin is a physically deformed young man who lives with his aging mother and father in one of the temporary buildings. His father spends his days on the balcony of their apartment, looking at the far-off city and pining for his lost way of life. Mother and father both find their purpose each day in worrying about the future for their son, while he spends his time in an erotic fantasy world, centered on a young woman who lives in the apartment below. Poverty and family crisis go hand in hand as the young man struggles with his isolation and unfulfilled sexual longing.