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The Yacoubian Building

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Publisher Comments:

This controversial bestselling novel in the Arab world reveals the political corruption, sexual repression, religious extremism, and modern hopes of Egypt today.

All manner of flawed and fragile humanity reside in the Yacoubian Building, a once-elegant temple of Art Deco splendor now slowly decaying in the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed "scientist of women"; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a devout young student, feeling the irresistible pull toward fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent politician, twisting the Koran to justify his desires.

These disparate lives careen toward an explosive conclusion in Alaa Al Aswany's remarkable international bestseller. Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion, this book is an important window on to the experience of loss and love in the Arab world.

About the Author

Alaa Al Aswany is the bestselling author of three previous books published in Arabic. He is a journalist who writes a monthly opposition newspaper column, and he makes his living as a dentist in Cairo, Egypt, where his first office was in the Yacoubian Building. The Yacoubian Building, which caused an immediate scandal due to its sexual frankness when first published in Egypt, has been translated into nine languages and was made into a film. It had the largest budget in Egyptian cinema and has been screened at various international film festivals.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060878139
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Aswany, Alaa Al
Translator:
Davies, Humphrey
Author:
Al Aswany, Alaa
Author:
Aswani, 'Ala'
Author:
by Alaa Al Aswany
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Civilization, arab
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Egypt Social life and customs.
Subject:
Civilization, Arab -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.02x5.42x.70 in. .48 lbs.

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