Highlights Long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007 Energetic, action-packed and wonderfully humorous Overview A young Iraqi writer sets out to become a Hollywood film-maker only to end up as a refugee on the streets of Paris where he beds down in a Metro station. Although his dream of making a film about his deaf-mute father is never realised, the extraordinary encounters he has with the likes of Jean-Luc Godard, Samuel Beckett and a ghost from Père Lachaise Cemetery transform his own story into a captivating drama more compelling than anything on the big screen. Samuel Shimon Samuel Shimon is an Assyrian writer, filmmaker and publisher. Born in Iraq, he left his country in 1979. He is the assistant editor of Banipal magazine. He lives in London.