Bird Of Amber

£9.99

Condition – Used (see description)
Format – Hardback
Author – Ibrahim Abdel Meguid

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Description

‘This spellbinding novel teems with memorable characters, not a few of whom are themselves storytellers: a budding novelist writing about el-Masakin and its eccentric denizens and about his own improbable love affair with a 12-year-old girl; a spice merchant dreaming of the bygone glory of his ancestors and their trade along the spice road, beginning on the Malabar Coast; a train guard who is a teller of very tall tales; and a would-be filmmaker trying to make a film showing what happened in Port Said during the war. Then there is the cinema aficionado who plays Tarzan in real life along the Mahmudiya Canal; the young boy who leads a group of assorted crazies every afternoon to see ‘God’ at sunset; the singing nurse whose only dream is to perform on the radio; and Arabi, the young man who is in love with all things European, but especially with his employer, Katina the widowed Greek dressmaker.’ Modern Arabic Literature translated to English by Farouk Abdel Wahab.

Not Perfect – Slightly discoloured page edges (see pictures)

Format – Hardback

Author – Ibrahim Abdel Meguid

Condition – Used – Not Perfect

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