The Rope

By: Kanan Makiya

A novel about betrayal set in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. Beginning and ending with the execution of Saddam Hussein, the narrator recounts life, grim and harsh, in a besieged country where no one can be trusted and the pendulum of government swings between the “foreigner Iraqis” returned from London, Washington, DC, and Damascus, and the newly empowered religious houses.

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