Review: ‘Mister N’ by Najwa Barakat is disorienting but insightful

CHICAGO: Lebanese novelist Najwa Barakat’s “Mister N” depicts a modern city and its residents fighting to survive amid continuous political strife, identity politics and a divisive history. Unafraid to delve deep into profound emotions and fragmented relationships, Barakat takes readers on an unhinged journey of a man named Mr. N. Translated into English by Luke Leafgren in 2022, Barakat’s novel is vivid and fluid as reality and fantasy blend together in Beirut. 


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