Chicago: A Novel

Paperback | September 29, 2009

byAlaa Al Aswany

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From Alaa Al Aswany, the author of the highly-acclaimed The Yacoubian Building, comes a story of love, sex, friendship, hatred, and ambition set in the midwestern city with a cast of American and Arab characters achingly human in their desires and needs. Chicago offers an illuminating portrait of America—a complex, often contradictory land in which triumph and failure, opportunity and oppression, licentiousness and tender love, small dramas and big dreams, coexist.

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From Alaa Al Aswany, the author of the highly-acclaimed The Yacoubian Building, comes a story of love, sex, friendship, hatred, and ambition set in the midwestern city with a cast of American and Arab characters achingly human in their desires and needs. Chicago offers an illuminating portrait of America—a complex, often contradictory ...

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Egyptian and American lives collide on a college campus in post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound in the extraordinary second novel from the highly acclaimed author of The Yacoubian Building. This is a story of love, sex, friendship, hatred, and ambition, pulsating and alive with a rich and unforgettable cast of American and ...

Alaa Al Aswany is the internationally bestselling author ofThe Yacoubian BuildingandChicago. A journalist who writes a controversial opposition column, Al Aswany makes his living as a dentist in Cairo.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:September 29, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061452580

ISBN - 13:9780061452581

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“Al Aswany writes about his Egyptian characters with charm, gentle humor, and genuine conviction.”