Friendly Fire: Stories by Alaa Al AswanyFriendly Fire: Stories by Alaa Al Aswany

Friendly Fire: Stories

byAlaa Al Aswany

Paperback | September 15, 2009

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Friendly Fire, the first collection of short stories from Alaa Al Aswany, acclaimed author of Chicago and The Yacoubian Building, deftly explores the lives of contemporary Egyptians. Here are stories of generational conflict, corruption, repression, infidelity, and the dangerous clashing of western and Arab ideals, all beautifully rendered by Al Aswany, a true modern master and one of Egypt’s “most exciting literary exports” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

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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Title:Friendly Fire: StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061766631

ISBN - 13:9780061766633

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“At times al-Aswany’s stories are heartbreaking, at times they are uncomfortable, at times hilarious, but no matter what the mood, his work is always steeped in the greywater of humanity.”