Have just finished reading “The Cockroach” by Rawi Hage:-

I thought it was brilliant. Dark, but beautifully written, with perfectly constructed sentences. About a Lebanese immigrant living in Montreal and how he perceives and copes with his new life given the demons he has left behind. He deals with mental illness and isolation with sensitivity – it’s certainly not an easy read, but I highly recommend it. Elements of “Metamorphosis” prevail.


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