At a lonely train station in Egypt's desert, a cast of characters await the "distant train" that will deliver them from their earthly woes. Ibrahim Abdel Megid weaves a lustrous tapestry of interlocked meta-fictional tales involving a Jinn, a magic fish, cannibalism, and a woman's breasts that incite insanity. Beneath the surreal surface of Megid's prose lurk profound and desperate truths about longing and despair.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Literary, Human Qualities + Behavior, Peoples + Cultures