Winner of the 2021 “International Prize for Arabic Fiction”, this novel depicts a world of poverty and uprooting: a bookseller who has lost his store gets lost in the identities of characters from novels and commits several crimes until he meets a woman who changes his life. »Despite this, the novel does not call for despair. Rather, through it, the author is saying that reaching the depths of pain is a necessary condition for finding new dreams and standing up once more with hope on firmer ground.« [Jury The International Prize for Arabic Fiction]
Event language(s): Arabic/ German
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