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Mortal designs
Mortal designs
Bassiouney, Reem, 1973-2016
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Captain Murad is busy planning for the Afterlife. He dreams of a grand, sunlit mausoleum on the banks of the Nile. To realize his pharaonic folly, the retired captain kindles an unlikely romance between Hazem, a feckless architect longing for immortality, and Asma, an impoverished single mother who strives for a better life for her children. As Murad's tomb rises on the riverbank, so Hazem and Asma fall in love. A contemporary Egyptian romance of rare grace and wit, played out by characters trapped in their attitudes toward class and gender.
Main title:
Mortal designs / Reem Bassiouney ; translated by Melanie Magidow.
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Imprint:
Cairo : The American University In Cairo Press, 2016.©2016
Collation:
x, 239 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes:
"First published in Arabic in 2010 as Ashya' raʼiʻa by Dar al-Adab." -- Title page verso.
ISBN:
9789774167140 (paperback)
Dewey class:
892.736
Language:
EnglishArabic
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Brighton LibraryAdult FictionBASSAvailable
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