Letter From Beirut.
Australian Book Review
It has been raining all week, persistent drizzle unlike the brief downpours that are more typical of Beirut. The city is slumbering. El-Zein am staying with his parents. His father goes out less often. His mother is snuggled under the blankets. She hopes the war won’t happen. The kettle is boiling like a purring cat. The house is quiet. Rain is the soporific of cities.
Australian, Book Reviews, Publishing
El-Zein, Abbas 2003. Letter From Beirut. 'Australian Book Review', No 251, May, 24-25.