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Wolves of the Crescent Moon

ISBN13: 9780143113218
ISBN: 0143113216
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.0
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Published Date:
Pages: 180
Average Goodreads rating: 3.25/5 (217 ratings)

"The first great Saudi novel." --The New York Sun

Banned in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this provocative, fast-paced debut novel confirms what The Washington Post reported about its award-winning author: Yousef Al-Mohaimeed is taking on some of the most divisive subjects in the Arab world . . . in a lush style that evokes Gabriel Garc�a M�rquez.

In a Riyadh bus station, a man comes across a file containing official reports about an abandoned baby. As he pieces together the shattered life documented within, a larger picture emerges of three outsiders--a Bedouin, an orphan, and a eunuch-linked by fate and trying to make lives for themselves in a predatory city.

Unfolding with the intensity of a fever dream over the course of one night, Wolves of the Crescent Moon is a novel of astonishing power and great moral consequence about a deeply traditional society confronting the modern world.