Alaa Al Aswany is the internationally bestselling author of The Yacoubian Building and Chicago. A journalist who writes a controversial opposition column, Al Aswany makes his living as a dentist in Cairo.
Fun read, helps better understand the realities of modern-day Cairo. Didn't quite want the book to end. Strongly recommend it.Published 9 months ago by Philippe Achkar
The other reviewers gave the book 5 stars but I thought it was only worth a 3. I wonder if a lot was lost in the translation... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2008 by Shepherdess Extraordinaire
An eye opener regarding the hypocrisy that Egyptians deal with and partake on a daily basis. The characters and the parallel story lines made it difficult to put the book... Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2006 by Avid Reader