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The Storyteller of Marrakesh

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Each year, the storyteller, Hassan, gathers listeners to the city square to share their recollections of a young, foreign couple who mysteriously disappeared years earlier. As various witnesses describe their encounters with the couple—their tales overlapping, confirming, and contradicting each other—Hassan hopes to light upon details that will explain what happened to them, and to absolve his own brother, who is in prison for their disappearance.

As testimonies circle an elusive truth, the couple takes on an air as enigmatic as their fate. But is this annual storytelling ritual a genuine attempt to uncover the truth, or is it intended instead to weave an ambiguous mythology around a crime?

The first in an ambitious cycle of novels set in the Islamic world, The Storyteller of Marrakeshis an elegant exploration of the nature of reality and our shifting perceptions of truth.

Synopsis:

A stunning U.S. debut—a literary mystery set in the fabled city square of Marrakesh.

Synopsis:

Each year, Hassan, the storyteller, gathers listeners to the city square to explore the mysterious disappearance of a young foreign couple through recollections and witness descriptions in the hope of finding new details that absolve his brother of the crime.

About the Author

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharyawas born in Jamshedpur, India, and lives in New York. His first novel, The Gabriel Club, was published in eight languages in sixteen countries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393080353
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep
Author:
Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Debut Fiction
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-DEBUT FICT
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Publication Date:
January 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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Product details 368 pages W.W. Norton & Company - English 9780393080353 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A stunning U.S. debut—a literary mystery set in the fabled city square of Marrakesh.
"Synopsis" by , Each year, Hassan, the storyteller, gathers listeners to the city square to explore the mysterious disappearance of a young foreign couple through recollections and witness descriptions in the hope of finding new details that absolve his brother of the crime.
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