Paving the Seal (tablit l baher)

Rashid Al-Daif  |  Literature  |  2010  |  Lebanon
The novel Feris Drinks Orange Juice with America is a work of historical fiction that follows best friends Feris Hashem and Jergis Zeidan as they navigate Beirut on the cusp of the 20th century, first as children in a rapidly modernizing city and later as medical students caught up by historical forces beyond their control. Their adventures take them abroad to Egypt and the United States, where they witness the seismic shifts in politics and identity that later shape the two regions and their relationship to each other.