Scheherazade in America

By: Alia Yunis: “The Night Counter”

In her novel The Night Counter, Alia Yunis tells the story of a Lebanese-American family in the USA that has cut its ties with its Arab origins. In Yunis’s book, Scheherazade, the great literary
teller of tales, does not relate stories, but listens to them instead. A review by Volker Kaminski