A dazzling literary debut, KOOLAIDS shatters the dimension of time and mimes the chaos of contemporary existence as it details the impact of the AIDS epidemic and the Lebanese civil war on a circle of family and friends.
In clips, quips, memories and hallucinations, tragic news reports and hilarious short plays, diary entries and conversations, KOOLAIDS tells the stories of a group of individuals who can no longer love or think except in fragments of time.
Their dances with death - in wartorn Beirut, with the scourge of AIDS - form a raging affirmation of life.
Rabih Alameddine was born in Jordan of Lebanese descent. Educated in England and the United States, he has worked as an engineer and a marketing consultant and is now an artist and painter. KOOLAIDS is his first novel.