The Clothesline Swing

The Clothesline Swing

Ahmad Danny Ramadan
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The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.


Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, a storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables to his dying partner. Each night he weaves stories of his childhood in Damascus, of the cruelty he has endured for his sexuality, of leaving home, of war, of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile Death himself, in his dark cloak, shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing.


Prize(s): Short-listed Ontario Library Association's Evergreen Award (2018), Long-listed CBC Canada Reads (2018), Short-listed Lambda Literary Award - Gay Fiction (2018), Winner IPPY Awards - Gold Medalist LGBT Fiction (2018), Long-listed Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic (2018), Winner Canadian Authors Fred Kerner Award (2018) 


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713321
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.5 in - 288 pp
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
BISAC Subject(s):: FIC019000-FICTION / Literary,FIC061000-FICTION / Magical Realism,FIC011000-FICTION / LGBT / Gay 
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Description


The Clothesline Swing is a journey through the troublesome aftermath of the Arab Spring. A former Syrian refugee himself, Ramadan unveils an enthralling tale of courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Turkey, the heat of Egypt and finally, the hope of a new home in Canada.


Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, a storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables to his dying partner. Each night he weaves stories of his childhood in Damascus, of the cruelty he has endured for his sexuality, of leaving home, of war, of his fated meeting with his lover. Meanwhile Death himself, in his dark cloak, shares the house with the two men, eavesdropping on their secrets as he awaits their final undoing.


Prize(s): Short-listed Ontario Library Association's Evergreen Award (2018), Long-listed CBC Canada Reads (2018), Short-listed Lambda Literary Award - Gay Fiction (2018), Winner IPPY Awards - Gold Medalist LGBT Fiction (2018), Long-listed Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic (2018), Winner Canadian Authors Fred Kerner Award (2018) 

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Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713321
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.5 in - 288 pp
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
BISAC Subject(s):: FIC019000-FICTION / Literary,FIC061000-FICTION / Magical Realism,FIC011000-FICTION / LGBT / Gay 
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