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Includes nine short stories and a novella which dissect modern Egyptian society and reveal the hypocrisy, violence, and abuse of power characteristic of a world in moral crisis.
ALAA AL ASWANY was born in 1957. A dentist by profession, Al Aswany is the author of the bestselling novel The Yacoubian Building (which was made into a major motion picture in 2006) and, most recently, Chicago. HUMPHREY DAVIES is the translator of The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany, Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury, for which he was awarded the Banipal Prize for Literary Translation, Pyramid Texts by Gamal al-Ghitani (AUC Press, 2007), and The Mahfouz Dialogs by Gamal al-Ghitani (AUC Press, 2007).