Malu Halasa - Mother of All Pigs — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Halasa’s accomplished first novel is set in a small Jordanian border town where world events are felt in the demographics of crossing populations and the quality of black-market goods. For the Sabas family, the times are unsettled. The Syrian war is underway, a visiting American niece is throwing off the matriarchal household’s balance, and the patriarch, the community’s only pig butcher, encounters a long-lost figure from his military past. The family must decide whether to turn in the soldier or help him, and their dilemma crystallizes issues ranging from refugees and loyalty to generational differences and sexism. A Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor based in London, Halasa has covered the Middle East for NPR, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and many other outlets, and is the author of books including Syria Speaks and Transit Tehran.

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
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Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Fiction & Poetry
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ISBN: 9781944700348
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Published: Unnamed Press - November 14th, 2017

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