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Children of the alley / Naguib Mahfouz ; translated by Peter Theroux.

Author/Creator:
Maḥfūẓ, Najīb, 1911-2006.
Standardized Title:
Awlād ḥāratinā. English
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Doubleday, 1996.
Format/Description:
Book
448 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Families -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Egypt -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Fiction, Arabic -- Translations into English.
Political fiction.
Summary:
The tale of a Mafia-like don in Egypt. He lives in a mansion in Cairo, uphill at the end of an alley whose inhabitants he exploits. He is the patriarch of a large family whose wealth comes from dealing in drugs and various protection rackets. While family members jockey for power, the people below live in squalor, dreaming of the revolutionary heroes their poverty produced. An expose of injustice in Egypt by a Nobel Prize winner and author of 30 novels.
Notes:
Book design by Terry Karydes ; illustration by Mike Rejto.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1996
Cited in:
Fiction core collection. 16th ed., p. 535
Contributor:
Theroux, Peter.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0385420943
OCLC:
32349213
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