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House of Stone -

House of Stone

A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East

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In spring 2011, Anthony Shadid was one of four New York Times reporters captured in Libya, cuffed and beaten, as that country was seized by revolution. When he was freed, he went home. Not to Boston or Beirut where he lives or to Oklahoma City, where his Lebanese-American family had settled. Instead, he returned to his great-grandfather's estate in Lebanon, a house that, over three years earlier, Shadid had begun to rebuild. House of Stone is the story of a battle-scarred home and a war correspondent's jostled spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. Shadid creates a mosaic of past and present, tracing the house's renewal alongside his family's flight from Lebanon and resettlement in America. He memorializes a lost world and provides profound insights into this volatile landscape. House of Stone is an unforgettable meditation on war, exile, rebirth and the universal yearning for home.

Product code: 9781847087362

ISBN 9781847087362
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS21
On Sale Date 07/03/2013
No. Of Pages 336
Publisher Granta Books
Community is everything, home is everything, if you have lost your own.