Quantcast Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany
Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube 
About The Book
Pinit    

Chicago


 On Sale: 7/07/2009
 Formats:     Paperback
Single-Click Shopping:
Select Booksellers


Book Description

A medley of Egyptian and American lives collides on the campus of the University of Illinois Medical Center in a post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound. Among the players are an atheistic anti-establishment American professor of the sixties generation, whose relationship with a younger African-American woman becomes a moving target for intolerance; a veiled Ph.D. candidate whose conviction in the code of her traditional upbringing is shaken by her exposure to American society; an emigre who has fervently embraced his new American identity, but who cannot escape his Egyptian roots when faced with the issue of his daughter's 'honour'; an Egyptian State Security informant who spouts religious doctrines while hankering after money and power; and a dissident student poet who comes to America with the sole aim of financing his literary aspirations, but whose experience in Chicago turns out to be more than he bargained for. This tightly plotted page-turner is set far from the downtown Cairo of Al Aswany's THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING, but is no less unflinching an examination of contemporary Egyptian lives.


Author Extras
Reading Guides:

ISBN: 9780007286249; ISBN10: 0007286244; On Sale: 7/07/2009; Format: Paperback; Trimsize: 197 x 127 x 23 mm; Pages: 356; $24.99; ; BISAC1:FIC000000; BISAC2:003-251

Books by Alaa Al Aswany
Chicago Chicago
A medley of Egyptian and American lives collides on the campus of the University of Illinois Medical Center in a post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound. Among the players are an atheistic anti-establishment American professor of the sixties generation, whose relationship with a younger...
Friendly Fire Friendly Fire
Nine short stories and a novella make up this latest offering by Alaa Al Aswany, author of the bestselling THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING. As in that novel, Al Aswany dissects modern Egyptian society and reveals with skill and detachment the hypocrisy, violence and abuse of power characteristic of a world...
Friendly Fire Friendly Fire
Nine short stories and a novella make up this latest offering by Alaa Al Aswany, author of the bestselling THE YACOUBIAN BUILDING. As in that novel, Al Aswany dissects modern Egyptian society and reveals with skill and detachment the hypocrisy, violence and abuse of power characteristic of a world...