Chicago

A Novel

by Alaa Al Aswany

On Sale: 09/29/2009

Chicago

A Novel

by Alaa Al Aswany

On Sale: 09/29/2009

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About the Book

From Alaa Al Aswany, the author of the highly-acclaimed The Yacoubian Building, comes a story of love, sex, friendship, hatred, and ambition set in the midwestern city with a cast of American and Arab characters achingly human in their desires and needs. Chicago offers an illuminating portrait of America—a complex, often contradictory land in which triumph and failure, opportunity and oppression, licentiousness and tender love, small dramas and big dreams, coexist.

Critical Praise

“Egyptian author Al Aswany weaves a vivid tapestry of clashing cultures in post 9/11 Chicago. . . . The characters are beautifully realized [and] each of the story lines is individually compelling.” — Publishers Weekly

“...Al Aswany’s knack for making the personal political.” — New York magazine

“While the book explores political points, it’s ultimately a pluralist drama, complete with cliffhangers.” — Washington Post Express

“Aswany sensitively probes the nature of courage and patriotism. . . . [T]he story moves in surprising directions, and the ambiguity of life is well reflected in an unabashedly untidy conclusion. — The New Yorker

“Al Aswany writes about his Egyptian characters with charm, gentle humor, and genuine conviction.” — New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061452581
  • ISBN 10: 0061452580
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/29/2009
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION: World Literature / Central America
  • BISAC2 : FICTION: World Literature / American / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Middle Eastern
  • BISAC4 : FICTION: World Literature / American / 21st Century
  • BISAC5 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC6 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC7 : FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • BISAC8 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC9 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC10 : FICTION / Romance / General
  • BISAC11 : FICTION: World Literature / Middle East / General
  • BISAC12 : FICTION / Friendship

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