Sunset Oasis

Sunset Oasis

Book - 2009
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Winner of the first "Arabic Booker Prize," a vivid compelling historical tale set in late nineteenth-century Egypt.

When Mahmoud, a disgraced Egyptian officer, is posted to the remote desert town of Siwa, his Irish wife insists on accompanying him, to pursue the secrets of Alexander the Great. Neither is prepared for the stultifying heat, the hostility of the townspeople, or the astonishing and disturbing events that befall them in the dreamlike other-worldliness of the Sunset Oasis.

In turns mesmerizing and shocking, Sunset Oasis is an enthralling story of mystery and frustrated passions set against the backdrop of an exotic locale in the late 1800s.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2009.
ISBN: 9780771083853
Branch Call Number: TAHIR
Characteristics: 311 p.


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Jul 28, 2012

This book is set in 1895 Egypt about a disgraced officer who is sent to Siwa Oasis and his Irish wife who is searching for the body of Alexander the Great. It has an atmosphere of hostility and is about a time of change. Densely written and a good read.

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