Scream of a Butterfly

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The weeks prior to my trip to India, I collaborated with Layal El Ghazirie on her debut book صرخة فراشه (Scream of a Butterfly). In her collection of 25 short stories, parables, and anecdotes, the promising young Lebanese author writes about marriage from the point of view of a 21 year old girl living in a society that, when it comes to the issue, suffers a crisis of identity.

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Breaking the Law

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When I was in London last summer, Corinne and I went to see Jude Law play Hamlet at Wyndham’s Theater on Charing Cross Road. Even though the shows were booked solid until the end of the play’s four-month run, we sauntered in like we owned the place and grabbed the last two tickets five minutes before the matinee show began.

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