“Once started it is difficult to put down. It is sensational, original, and altogether a magnificent literary debut.”—James Kirkup, Banipal
About the Author
Tarek Eltayeb was born in Cairo in 1959, the son of Sudanese parents. Since 1984 he has lived in Austria, where he is currently a professor at the International Management Center of the University of Applied Sciences at Krems. He is the author of two novels as well as short stories and poetry.
Kareem James Palmer-Zeid is working on his PhD in comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He has published translations of Arabic poetry in various journals.