A Sudanese writer begins to suspect that one of his most idiosyncratic characters from a recent novel resembles - in an uncanny, terrifying way - a real person he has never met. Since he condemned this character to an untimely death in the novel, should he attempt to save this real man from a similar fate? Set in both sides of Khartoum - the bustling capital city and the neglected, poverty-stricken underbelly - this is a novel of unreliable narrators, of insane asylums and of the (dubious?) relationship between imagination and reality.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing ISBN: 9789927101885 Number of pages: 160 Weight: 139 g Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
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