The Yacoubian Building

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Some live in squalor on its rooftop while others inhabit the faded glory of its apartments and offices. Within these walls religious fervor jostles with promiscuity; bribery with bliss; modern life with ancient culture.

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Some live in squalor on its rooftop while others inhabit the faded glory of its apartments and offices. Within these walls religious fervour jostles with promiscuity; bribery with bliss; modern life with ancient culture. At ground level, Taha, the doorman’s son, harbours career aspirations and romantic dreams – but when these are dashed by unyielding corruption, hope turns to bitterness, with devastating consequences.Alaa Al Aswany’s superb novel about Egypt’s many contradictions is at once an impassioned celebration and a ruthless dissection of a society dominated by dishonesty.

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Weight0.3 kg
Author

Alaa Al Aswany

ISBN

9780007243624

Publisher

Fourth Estate

Pages

Paperback (255)