The Angel of History
A NovelBook - 2016
Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, Yemeni-born poet Jacob revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life.
Publisher: New York, New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2016.
Characteristics: 294 pages ;,22 cm.