Palace of Desire: Cairo Trilogy (2)

Naguib Mahfouz, Author, Najib Mahfuz, Author
Naguib Mahfouz, Author, Najib Mahfuz, Author Anchor Books $15.95 (432p) ISBN 978-0-385-26468-6
Reviewed on: 12/02/1991
Release date: 12/01/1991
Hardcover - 422 pages - 978-0-385-26467-9
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Paperback - 422 pages - 978-0-552-99581-8
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In this second volume of Nobel laureate Mahfouz's Cairo trilogy, a tyrannical father discovers that his mistress has secretly married his just-divorced son. ``A masterpiece, albeit a wordy, very leisurely one, this family saga is well served by a scintillating translation that exposes English-language readers to an Egyptian Balzac,'' said PW. (Jan.)
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