The Angel of History: A Novel Summary
Rabih Alameddine

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The Angel of History: A Novel Overview

This complex novel blends history, fiction, and magic realism in its narrative of a middle-aged gay man coming to grips with long-term grief. As Jacob struggles to find meaning in a troubled present haunted by the long shadows of childhood parental absence, lifelong racial discrimination, and the decades-old AIDS epidemic, he finds comfort in the unlikely alliance of Satan, Death, and a collection of watchful saints.

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