Track Changes by Sayed Kashua
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
An unnamed Palestinian narrator, originally from Tira, travels home in a rush to be with his father during his passing. As the reader you know he is hesitant to be back, and you get the sense it might even be dangerous, but it takes a while for those details to unfold.
The narrator also has an interesting job where because of his language and writing skills, he is hired by others to write their memoirs or biographies. What people don't seem to catch is how he writes details of his own life into their stories, and as he does those memories seem to leave him. He also has a difficult relationship to his wife, who is a tenure-track professor in the United States. .
I previously read Second Person Singular by this same author for my book club, and it was more humorous. The publisher describes this one as more personal to the author's experiences.
I had a review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss, and it came out January 14, 2020.
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