The city always wins: a novel
Named as one of the Best Books of 2017 by The Boston Globe and The Arts Desk
We've been doing the same thing for hundreds of years. Marching, fighting, chanting, dying, changing, winning, losing . This time will be different. This time the future can still be made new.
The City Always Wins is a novel from the front line of a revolution. Deeply enmeshed in the 2011 uprising in Tahrir Square, Mariam and Khalil move through Cairo’s surging streets and roiling political underground, their lives burning with purpose, their city alive in open revolt, the world watching, listening, as they chart a course into an unknown future. They are—they believe—fighting a new kind of revolution; they are players in a new epic in the making.
But as regimes crumble and the country shatters into ideological extremes, Khalil and Mariam’s commitment—to the ideals of revolution and to one another—is put to the test.
From the highs of street battles against the police to the paralysis of authoritarianism, Omar Robert Hamilton’s bold debut cuts straight from the heart of one of the key chapters of the twenty-first century.Arrestingly visual, intensely lyrical, uncompromisingly political, and brutal in its poetry, The City Always Wins is a novel not just about Egypt’s revolution, but also about a global generation that tried to change the world.
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|Grouping Title||city always wins|
|Grouping Author||hamilton omar robert|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-02-03 09:38:53AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-02-17 04:39:20AM|
|author||Hamilton, Omar Robert, 1984-|
|author_display||Hamilton, Omar Robert|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Adult Fiction|
|display_description||" A debut novel that captures the experience of the Egyptian revolution like no news report could. The City Always Wins is a remarkable novel from the psychological heart of a revolution. From the communal highs of pitched night battles against the police in Cairo to the solitary lows of defeated exile in New York, Omar Robert Hamilton's debut is a unique immersion in one of the key chapters of the twenty-first century. Arrestingly visual, intensely lyrical, uncompromisingly political, The City Always Wins is a novel not just about Egypt's revolution but about a global generation that tried to change the world. "-- "A first novel that captures the experience of the Egyptian revolution like no news report could, and follows the lives of several characters as the movement evolves"--|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|subject_facet||Cairo (Egypt) -- Fiction|
Dissenters -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Fiction
Egypt -- History -- Protests, 2011-2013 -- Fiction
Egypt -- Politics and government -- 1981-2011 -- Fiction
Maydān al-Taḥrīr (Cairo, Egypt) -- Fiction
Protest movements -- Egypt -- Cairo -- Fiction
|title_display||The city always wins : a novel|
|title_full||The city always wins : a novel / Omar Robert Hamilton|
|title_short||The city always wins|