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The Saddlebag (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 05/02/2001
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A tantalising tale of what befalls nine different individuals travelling the desert route between Mecca and Medina in the middle of the nineteenth century, as they encounter a mysterious saddlebag that changes each of their lives. It seems a perfectly ordinary saddlebag when the Thief steals it from a Pilgrim; but what are its contents, so precious and so powerful that they can wreak death or joy, ruin or salvation? 'Like CATCH 22 and THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS, when you finish reading Bahiyyih Nakhjavani's debut novel, you wonder how on earth she is ever going to be able to follow it up, such is the uniqueness of its form, the precise simplicity of its language and the vaguely unsettling nature of its premise' BIG ISSUE

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780747552963
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: New edition

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“Stunningly Exotic. A great read!”

A Canterbury Tales of the desert. The Saddlebag teases all the senses at once. It's the intriguing tale of a mysterious saddlebag encountered in the middle of the desert by a thief, a bride, a chieftan, a... More

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