The Yacoubian Building: A Novel

The Yacoubian Building: A Novel


This arguable bestselling novel within the Arab global finds the political corruption, sexual repression, spiritual extremism, and sleek hopes of Egypt this present day.

All demeanour of fallacious and fragile humanity live within the Yacoubian development, a once-elegant temple of paintings Deco elegance now slowly decaying within the smog and bustle of downtown Cairo: a fading aristocrat and self-proclaimed "scientist of women"; a sultry, voluptuous siren; a religious younger scholar, feeling the impossible to resist pull towards fundamentalism; a newspaper editor helplessly in love with a policeman; a corrupt and corpulent flesh presser, twisting the Koran to justify his wants.

These disparate lives careen towards an explosive end in Alaa Al Aswany's notable foreign bestseller. Teeming with frank sexuality and heartfelt compassion, this ebook is a crucial window directly to the adventure of loss and love within the Arab world.

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