'A novel so packed with ideas it threatens at times to explode ... One of the author's gifts, and he has many, is to give us characters, who, even at their most wilfully one-dimensional, are believable and, at times, funny' Independent 'A fantastically enjoyable, wise and intelligent novel that grows in the telling and should cause the most feted of literary stars to sit up and take notice' Big Issue 'A rambunctious and daring novel, with scattered comedy amid the drama' Metro
Robin Yassin-Kassab was born in Britain to a Syrian father and English mother. He graduated from Oxford University and travelled extensively, working as a journalist in Pakistan before moving to Oman where he taught English. He now lives in Scotland.
Very pleasant reading. Being from the region, it carries elements of sadness. May God restore us to the city we love- Damascus. Wonderful book!Published 10 months ago by Dani Moughrabi
allows you to get into the mind of the main character, a male. good ending to his struggles, scenarios highly relevant to current societyPublished 16 months ago by Hannah
I found this book a little tedious to get into just for a nano-second, but am so pleased I persevered. Read morePublished on 25 Sept. 2011 by Margot Raine McCamley
I came to this novel with high hopes, being interested in the varieties of contemporary Islam, but overall was somewhat disappointed, although the author clearly has talent. Read morePublished on 20 July 2009 by maryleopard
A beautiful account about many different personalities that are all part of today's Muslim world and what drive their life. Read morePublished on 11 Nov. 2008 by Taha E