For readers of Khaled Hosseini'sThe Kite Runner comes a pacy Lebanese mystery. A man is haunted by his fathers disappearance in this acclaimed debut novel set against the backdrop of Middle Eastern politics"The GuardianSamir leaves the safety and comfort of his familys new homeland, Germany, for volatile Beirut in an attempt to find his missing father. The only clues Samir has are an old picture of his father and the memory of the bedtime stories he used to tell.The Storytellerfollows the turbulent search of a son for a father whose heart had always kept yearning for his homeland Lebanon. In this moving and engaging novel about family secrets, love, and friendship, Pierre Jarawan does for Lebanon what Khaled HosseinisThe Kite Runner did for Afghanistan. He pulls away the curtain of grim facts and figures portrayed in the media and shows an intimate truth of what it means to come from a country torn apart by civil war. With this beautiful and suspenseful story, full of images, Jarawan proves to be a masterful storyteller himself.