"A Balzacian tale full of romance and murder that ranges from Afghanistan to Yemen to Syria" (New York Times)
"Chillingly true to life" (Financial Times)
"Profoundly moving" (Metro)
About the Author
Khaled Khalifa was born in 1964, in a village close to Aleppo, Syria. He is the fifth child of a family of thirteen siblings.
He studied law at Aleppo University and actively participated in the foundation of Aleph magazine with a group of writers and poets. A few months later, the magazine was closed down by Syrian censorship.
He currently lives in Damascus where he writes scripts for cinema and television.