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Mortal Designs: A Novel

Mortal Designs: A Novel
Reem Bassiouney

Translated by: Melanie Magidow

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Captain Murad is busy planning for the Afterlife.He dreams of a grand, sunlit mausoleum on the banks of the Nile.To realize his pharaonic folly, the retired captain kindles an unlikely romance between Hazem, a feckless architect longing for immortality, and Asma, an impoverished single mother who strives for a better life for her children. As Murad's tomb rises on the riverbank, so Hazem and Asma fall in love.A contemporary Egyptian romance of rare grace and wit, played out by characters trapped in their attitudes toward class and gender.

Author Info

Award-winning Egyptian novelist Reem Bassiouney is an associate professor at the American University in Cairo, having taught at Cambridge, Oxford, and Utah. She writes widely on gender and linguistics. She lives in Cairo, Egypt. An adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island, translator Melanie Magidow's research draws on literature and folklore. She lives in New York.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774167140
Publication Date: 01 Mar 2016
Number of Pages: 240
Height: 130
Width: 203

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