Wednesday, 25 Jul, 2012
House of Stone is both memoir and meditation and a distinctive contribution to Arab-American literature and Arab memoir generally.
The memoir is less about the author and more about his extended family members and their history in the village of Marjayoun and their diasporic travels and settling, primarily to the United States. It is also an informal reflection on the history and culture of Lebanon and the tragedy of its conflicts.
Many emotional currents feed the memoir’s narrati...