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Cell Block Five Hardcover – Apr 29 2008

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: American University of Cairo Press (April 29 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9774161424
  • ISBN-13: 978-9774161421
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 13.3 x 20.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g

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International fiction that rings true nearly forty years later Feb. 9 2009
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Format: Hardcover
The Koran has little description of hell, but some of its believers are spared from experiencing it. "Cell Block Five" is an English translation of the novel. First written in 1971, it's heralded as the first novel exploring the Iraqi prisons, following Aziz, a man ripped from life and is held for being a political prisoner. Touching on human nature's tendency towards cruelty and slightly upbeat all the same, "Cell Block Five" is international fiction that rings true nearly forty years later.

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