|This is how St. George's Day is celebrated|
in Barcelona. If/when I go to Spain, I will go
on April 23rd. (Hey Gianna--vacation?)
Here you go. This book was the first one I went ape shit crazy over after I started working for Random The Hakawati. I know that I mention it about as often as Gianna talks about Gail Caldwell, but the books that connect become part of a person. This book reminds me of losing myself in books when I was a kid, like throwing my hands up in the air when riding in a wagon down a hill. Trust gravity (or in this case Rabih Alameddine, the author), thrill at the speed and rhythm and slight fear when you fly into the air, hope that you'll land safely. And when you're done, you want to go again. Welcome to The Hakawati.
House. I love it. You HAVE to read
|A hakawati weaving his tale.|
Hakawatis are storytellers who
entertain crowds with stories in the
cafes in Lebanon.