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The Automobile Club of Egypt

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Description for The Automobile Club of Egypt Paperback. From the bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building comes a novel bursting at the seams with Egyptian life 'Among the best writers in the Middle East today .. Al Aswany has his own magic' Guardian Translator(s): Harris, Russell. Num Pages: 480 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 153 x 33. Weight in Grams: 620.
Inside the walls of the Automobile Club of Egypt two very different worlds collide - Cairo's European elite and the Egyptian staff who wait on them. The servants, a squabbling, humorous and deeply human group, live in a perpetual state of fear under the tyrannical rule of Alku. When Abd el-Aziz Gaafar becomes the target of Alku's cruelty and his pride gets the better of him, a devastating act sends ripples through his family. Soon, the Gaafars are drawn into the turbulent politics of the club - both public and private - and servants and masters ... Read more

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About Alaa Al Aswany
Alaa Al Aswany's first novel The Yacoubian Building was longlisted for The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2006 and has sold over a million copies worldwide. He is also the author of Chicago and the short story collection, Friendly Fire. His work has been translated into 29 languages and published in over 100 countries. Al Aswany was named ... Read more

Reviews for The Automobile Club of Egypt
Myriad colourful details, intertwining narratives, and dramatic cliffhangers form an earthy, entertaining contrast to the novel's sober preoccupations - namely, the human spirit's capacity to both transcend and be crushed by oppressive systems

Publisher's Weekly, Pick of the Week

Al Aswany is a humane, perceptive, evocative storyteller . . . A master observer of ... Read more

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