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This book is a collection of 17 short stories by Alaa Al Aswany, translated by Humphrey Davies. Al Aswany is an Egyptian dentist and author, and is something of a rarity in the Arab world, in that he is able to live from his writing.
This collection is a fantastic window on modern Arab fiction, and is interesting because for many years Egypt's largest publisher refused to touch some of the stories, because of their anti-govermental, anti-Egyptian sentiment.