When: Sat., April 28, 2 p.m. 2012
The sole survivor of the Black Saturday massacre, young Ziad vows vengeance against the Christian perpetrators in Lebanon’s civil war. But when the vigilante Othman orders Ziad to murder innocent Christian students, he cannot shoot. As wartime Beirut devolves into a hell where feral dogs feed on corpses in the streets, Ziad vows to follow his traumatized girlfriend to the US. Will the American gatekeepers in Syria admit Ziad to the States, or is he doomed to the violent insanity of his homeland? And as always, Park Road Books events are free and open to the public.