"Hazo is a wonderful writer. . . . The Time Remaining is a very brave and daring look into one of the world’s more vexing places."—Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child
"Sam Hazo has written a superb thriller in his novel The Time Remaining. His smooth style and creative plot make this book an exciting read."—General Anthony Zinni, USMC (retired) and former commander in chief of the US Central Command
"Hazo has written an adventure-packed novel whose intricately woven plot holds the reader’s interest from beginning to end."—Ann Kerr, author of Painting the Middle East
"The book speaks with human emotion. . . . The most outstanding and moving metaphor in the book was his description of two patriots—one a Palestinian, the other an Israeli—lying side by side in death. The Time Remaining . . . will, of course, be somewhat painful for some to read. And that’s a very good thing.”"—Rabbi Mark Belzer, Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Mickve
A modern-day political thriller, The Time Remaining grapples with murder, romance, and international politics. Dodge Didier Gilchrist, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and consummate ladies’ man, finds himself embroiled in an international conflict when his former college roommate, Palestinian scholar Sharif Tabry, is killed under mysterious circumstances. Tabry’s niece, Raya, who has been recently released from incarceration in Israel, begins working for Gilchrist in Washington, DC. When she is injured while trying to save Tabry, Gilchrist quickly discovers he has deep feelings for her.
Gilchrist embarks on a wild ride from Washington to Israel and Palestine as he learns from both Israelis and Palestinians of the suffering of Palestinians under occupation. This spurs an investigation that leads him up the ranks of the Israeli government and into a series of dangerous events. A fast-paced, suspenseful novel, The Time Remaining will keep readers absorbed in Gilchrist and Raya’s growing romance and intrigued by the exciting political drama that wrestles with the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Samuel Hazo is the director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, where he is also McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University. His books include Like a Man Gone Mad: Poems in a New Century, The Stroke of a Pen: Essays on Poetry and Other Provocations, Stills, and This Part of the World. His translations include Nadia Tueni’s Lebanon: Twenty Poems for One Love.