The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan 2017, Paperback
The Clothesline Swing tells the epic story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. Hakawati, a storyteller, relays remembered fables to keep life going for his dying partner. Each night he weaves stories of his childhood in Damascus, of the cruelty he has endured for his sexuality, of leavbing home, of war, of his fated meeting with his lover. Death himself joins the conversations, eavesdropping on the two men's secrets as he awaits their final undoing.