Interlink Books
1-800-238-LINK About Interlink Free Catalog How to Order Contact Us Checkout

 

advanced search
What's New
Spring 2018
Just Published
Forthcoming Titles
Categories
Gift Ideas by Region-> (221)
Photography (8)
Textiles-> (46)
History & Politics-> (469)
World Travel-> (719)
International Cooking-> (137)
World Literature-> (653)
Clockroot Books (15)
Children's Books-> (188)
Music & Dance-> (27)
Film Studies-> (9)
Reference-> (85)
Foreign Languages (13)
Art-> (27)
Sports and Recreation-> (26)
Paranormal (19)
Illustrated Gift Books-> (84)
Books by Country
Books by Region
Africa
Antarctica & the Arctic
Australia & the Pacific
Celtic
Central Asia
Eastern Europe
Indian Subcontinent
Latin America & the Carib..
Middle East & North Afric..
North America
Northeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Western Europe
Complete Catalog
Interlink Books booklist
Information
About Interlink
How to Order
Submission Guidelines
Newsletter Signup

Fall 2016 Newsletters
Pane Cafone from Panetteria
Gift bookmark Soup for Syria
Order a Catalog
Contact Us

My Account
Join Our Mailing List
Shopping Cart more
0 items

Road to Damascus, A
Meedo Taha

published 2018 • 5.25" x 8" • 468 pages
ISBN 9781623719920 • paperback • $20.00

A CINEMATIC DEBUT OF A PROMISING YOUNG NOVELIST FROM LEBANON

A captivating thriller that reveals a family’s intergenerational secrets, a nation’s deepest fears, and an underground world of politics, religion, and society.
        Beirut at dawn. A bus leaves the Charles Helou station en route to Damascus. Seven passengers are on board, one of whom is a prominent Lebanese politician. Before crossing the border, the bus is accosted and derailed. All seven passengers are gunned down. A botanist studying a rare occurrence of acacias nearby witnesses the horror.
        While the nation around him plunges into conspiracy theories and chaos, the botanist realizes he holds the only clue to the mystery: his injured Acacia. This sends him on a quest for answers, through a minefield of national fears and family secrets, deep into a private underworld.

Meedo Taha is an author and filmmaker born into a Lebanese family of video bootleggers at a time when his country was at war with itself. His work explores questions of identity, with characters outside predefined social groups. In a creative free-fall, he received a scholarship to the University of Tokyo, wrote a PhD dissertation about the love affair between cinema and architecture, earned an MFA in Directing from UCLA, and taught college-level filmmaking in Dubai. His work has received support from Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope, the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, Directors Guild of America, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Fondation Liban Cinéma, Royal Jordanian Film Commission, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), and Sundance Institute. A Road to Damascus is his first novel, and he is currently adapting it into a feature film. He lives with his family between Beirut and Los Angeles.

Submit a Review »