The Clothesline Swing
Ahmad Danny Ramadan
2 May 2019 | £12.99 | Demy Paperback with French Flaps
An enthralling, multi-award winning tale of love and courage that weaves through the mountains of Syria, the valleys of Lebanon, the encircling seas of Lebanon, the heat of Egypt, and finally, to the hope of a new home in Canada.
Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights, Ahmad Danny Ramadan’s innovative and poetic debut novel tells the story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. One is a Hakawati, the storyteller, keeping life in forward motion by relaying remembered fables and incidents from their youth to his dying partner. Each night he spins stories of a Damascus childhood, of leaving home, of persecution and hardship, and 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.