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Frankenstein in Baghdad

by Ahmed Saadawi

Frankenstein in Baghdad Synopsis

*Man Booker International Prize finalist*';Brave and ingenious.' The New York Times';Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.' Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner forRedeployment';Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read.' Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist forThe Yellow Birds From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadia scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local cafecollects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survivefirst from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by';Baghdad's new literary star' (The New York Times),Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.Winner of the International Prize for Arabic FictionWinner of France's Grand Prize for Fantasy

Book Information

ISBN: 9781524778620
Publication date: 23rd January 2018
Author: Ahmed Saadawi
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: eBook
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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