Incendies is an epic tragedy, but certainly worth engaging.  Twins receive letters upon their mother’s death that they are supposed to deliver to their father, whom they assumed was dead, and to a brother whom they never new existed.  Raised in Canada, they return to a Middle East they’ve never known to uncover painful and shocking secrets about their mother’s life there. I recommend Incendies for putting epic themes that could have been set in a Shakespearean tragedy into recent history in a way that makes the events seem remarkably relevant.



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