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By Hassouna Mosbahi, Max Weiss

ISBN-10: 9774164806

ISBN-13: 9789774164804

After ne'er-do-wells unfold rumors a few widowed mother's vulnerable ethical personality one of the humans of a slum at the outskirts of Tunis that festers with migrants who've come to the city from the heartland looking for a greater lifestyles, her twenty-year-old son takes concerns into his personal fingers and commits an unspeakable crime. An imaginitive and worrying novel informed from the alternating viewpoints of this unrepentant sociopath, as he sits and fumes on demise row yet willingly publications us via his juvenile exploits and twisted stories, and his murdered mom, who lightly provides an account of her interrupted lifestyles from past the grave, A Tunisian story introduces the narrative abilities of Hassouna Mosbahi to an English-language viewers for the 1st time, as he confronts either taboos of Tunisian society and the bounds of traditional storytelling.

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There he is showing loyalty and blind obedience to the prison guards. There he is degrading himself before them, wagging his tail like an obedient dog, impervious to the contempt that many of the other prisoners have started to show him because of his submissive behavior. Until one day, Luke and his friend who defeated him in the boxing match escape in a prison truck right under the noses of their heavily armed captors. The pursuit begins all over again and the barking of ferocious dogs rings out loudly in those empty spaces.

There he is showing loyalty and blind obedience to the prison guards. There he is degrading himself before them, wagging his tail like an obedient dog, impervious to the contempt that many of the other prisoners have started to show him because of his submissive behavior. Until one day, Luke and his friend who defeated him in the boxing match escape in a prison truck right under the noses of their heavily armed captors. The pursuit begins all over again and the barking of ferocious dogs rings out loudly in those empty spaces.

So many, in fact, that you would die of boredom if I rattled off all their names and nationalities for you. Besides, you all must know how much I used to love reading. I read Magdalene by al-Manfaluti, The Days by Taha Hussein, Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz, and The Date and Its Clusters by al-Bashir Khurayyif. Because I’m an enthusiast of history and geography, as I already mentioned, I read the greater part of The Travels of Ibn Battuta. I memorized some of Nizar Qabbani’s poetry by heart as well as five poems by Abu alQasim al-Shabi, and the poem “Identity Card” by Mahmoud Darwish.

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