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- DescriptionOffers a portrait of a marginalized Egyptian community, bringing to life the absurd and tragic characters who occupy the margins of society while paying tribute to a historical Cairene neighborhood. This novel reveals a social climate where ruthlessness and goodness seem almost indistinguishable and humanity is on display in all its rich variety.
- Author BiographyHamdi Abu Golayyel is editorial director for the Folk and Popular Culture Studies Series in the Mass/Public Culture Administration, Government of Egypt. He writes for Jaridat al-Ittihad al-Imaratiyya (Newspaper of the Emirates' Union). Hailed by critics as an important new voice, he has won three literary prizes in the region. He lives in Cairo with his wife and two daughters, Hala and Dunya.
- PrizesRunner-up for Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2007.
- Author(s)Hamdi Abu Golayyel
- PublisherSyracuse University Press
- Date of Publication15/11/2006
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleMiddle East Literature in Translation
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSyracuse University Press
- Weight308 g
- Width140 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Translated byMarilyn Booth
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