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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (1 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141022825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141022826
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 277,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'A life-affirming work of astonishing authority' -- Independent

'Magnificent' -- Guardian

'Unforgettable … one of the great novels of incarceration and endurance' -- Independent

‘A gripping though unsettling novel . . . shocking for its lack of sentimentality’ -- Financial Times

‘A joy to read … magnificent’ -- Guardian

‘A magisterial work … one of the most beautiful, humbling and important books most of us are likely to read’ -- Irish Times

‘An unforgettable work of art … this is one of the great novels of incarceration and endurance’ -- Independent

‘One of the most beautiful, humbling and important books most of us are likely ever to read’ -- Irish Times

‘Remarkable ... belongs in the annals of prison fiction along with Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich’ -- Scotsman

About the Author

Tahar Ben Jelloun was born in 1944 in Fez, Morocco, and emigrated to France in 1961. He is one of North Africa's foremost novelists. Tahar Ben Jelloun's novels include The Sacred Night which received the Prix Goncourt in 1987 and Corruption.


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