Alexandre Najjar’s father is celebrated in his legal profession for his rare eloquence. In the courtroom the word is everything, and his work is his life.A sudden heart attack leaves him wheelchair-bound and painfully deprived of the eloquence for which he was so well respected. But the love of his family and his unfading hope will help him overcome this trying time.Alexandre Najjar was born in Lebanon in 1967. A lawyer and literary critic, he has won many prizes for his writing. His books include The School of War (Telegram) and Kahlil Gibran: A Biography (Saqi Books). He lives in Beirut and Paris.