McCann, Colum -- Apeirogon [Book]
London: Bloomsbury in association with Goldsboro Books, 2020. Hardcover: FINE. Dust Wrapper: FINE. SIGNED by the author. #459 of a Limited Edition of 500 copies.
Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They live in a world of conflict that impacts every aspect of their lives, both of which are turned upside down in horrible fashion. First, Rami’s thirteen-year-old daughter becomes the victim of suicide bombers; a decade later, Bassam’s ten-year-old daughter is killed by a rubber bullet. Rami and Bassam had been raised to hate one another. Yet, when they learn of each other’s stories, together they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace and with their one small act, start to permeate what has for generations seemed an impermeable conflict.