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The Clothesline Swing
The Clothesline Swing

The Clothesline Swing

FICTION

220 Pages, x

Formats: EPUB

EPUB, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $10.99)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781911648017

Rights: BCOM X CA

The Indigo Press (May 2019)

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Overview

A multi award-winning tale of love and courage, picked by the Independent as one of the 30 Best New Debut Novels of 2019Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, Ahmad Danny Ramadan’s innovative and poetic debut novel tells the story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is Hakawati, the storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables and incidents from their youth to his dying partner. Each night he spins stories of a Damascus childhood, of leaving home, of persecution and hardship, and of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile, Death himself, in his dark cloak, shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing.

Author Biography

Ahmad Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker, storyteller and an LGBTQ-refugee activist. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, was published to acclaim in Canada in 2017, winning the Independent Publisher Gold Medal for LGBT Fiction, and being shortlisted for the Lambda Award for Gay Fiction.