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By Ibrahim Abdel Meguid,Farouk Abdel Wahab

throughout the 1956 Suez War—or the Tripartite Aggression, because it is understood in Egypt—life in Alexandria is going on. The railroad staff and their households stay within the low-income housing of el-Masakin, alongside the Mahmudiya Canal, yet a few of them take us on forays into the opposite, cosmopolitan Alexandria, whose eu denizens, ordinarily Greeks, Italians, and Jews are departing in droves. This spellbinding novel teems with memorable characters, no longer some of whom are themselves storytellers: a budding novelist writing approximately el-Masakin and its eccentric denizens and approximately his personal unbelievable love affair with a 12-year-old lady; a spice service provider dreaming of the bygone glory of his ancestors and their exchange alongside the spice highway, starting at the Malabar Coast; a educate safeguard who's a teller of very tall stories; and a would-be filmmaker attempting to make a movie exhibiting what occurred in Port acknowledged in the course of the warfare. Then there's the cinema aficionado who performs Tarzan in genuine existence alongside the Mahmudiya Canal; the younger boy who leads a gaggle of various crazies each afternoon to determine ‘God’ at sundown; the making a song nurse whose basically dream is to accomplish at the radio; and Arabi, the younger guy who's in love with all issues eu, yet in particular together with his service provider, Katina the widowed Greek designer. As in his prior novel, nobody Sleeps in Alexandria, Ibrahim Abdel Meguid right here combines ancient truth with fiction, and the mundane with the fantastical, to weave an engrossing, multilayered tale of stories.

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