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Jokes for the Gunmen by Mazen Maarouf review – strange tales from dark places

Jokes for the Gunmen by Mazen Maarouf review – strange tales from dark places

The Guardian - Alex Preston

It’s not surprising that the 12 short stories in Mazen Maarouf’s first collection, Jokes for the Gunmen, largely take place in nameless, dream-like cities. Maarouf’s life has taken an unconventional path: he was born in Beirut to Palestinian parents who had fled the Lebanese war, then worked as a …

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