Harper Perennial, 9780061452581, 352pp.
Publication Date: September 29, 2009
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About the Author
Alaa Al Aswany is the internationally bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago. A journalist who writes a controversial opposition column, Al Aswany makes his living as a dentist in Cairo.
Praise For Chicago: A Novel…
— Publishers Weekly
“...Al Aswany’s knack for making the personal political.”
— New York magazine
“While the book explores political points, it’s ultimately a pluralist drama, complete with cliffhangers.”
— Washington Post Express
“Aswany sensitively probes the nature of courage and patriotism. . . . [T]he story moves in surprising directions, and the ambiguity of life is well reflected in an unabashedly untidy conclusion.
— The New Yorker
“Al Aswany writes about his Egyptian characters with charm, gentle humor, and genuine conviction.”
— New York Times Book Review