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In the third part of Kamal Ruhayyim's award-winning trilogy, Galal, the son of a mixed Jewish/Muslim family returns to Egypt after ten years in Paris. What he finds is a society in flux, yet still stifled by convention. As his sense of alienation increases, Galal searches for a way to put down roots in a society where he feels he no longer truly belongs, at the same time struggling with his mixed feelings for his extended family, Jewish cosmopolitan businessmen on one side and Muslim rural farmers on the other. In his portrait of a rudderless young man grasping at straws for a sense of direction, Ruhayyim paints an uncompromising portrait of the rigid traditions, passed on from generation to generation, that reach into the most intimate areas of conventional Egyptians' lives, as family elders stifle or otherwise circumscribe how the younger generation lives and loves.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Author: Kamal Ruhayyim
Street Date: March 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1024