So You May See: A Modern Arabic Novel (Hardback)
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So You May See: A Modern Arabic Novel (Hardback)

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Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 30/04/2011
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This audacious novel opens with Ayn as she reflects on the act of writing and wonders if love alone is sufficient subject for a narrative. Haltingly at first, she weaves the tale of her love affair with Ali with witty asides about her own writing, and the limits and self-deceptions that are at the heart of all storytelling. As the story finds its way, through sea and desert, and the realms of mysticism and magic, we learn of a passionate, volatile relationship, one severely tested through countless separations, of Ayn's relationships with other men, including her intense encounters with a Corsican ex-convict, and of her own desire to escape the confines of marriage, even to the man she loves. Disarmingly candid in the telling, So You May See leads us gently into a revolt, a fierce rebuttal of conventional romantic literature and an indictment of the sexual mores and unquestioned attitudes to marriage and relationships in contemporary Egypt.

Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774164446
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 190 x 145 x 15 mm

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