Palace Walk

Palace Walk - Cairo Trilogy

Paperback (01 Aug 1994)

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Synopsis

THE ACCLAIMED INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER BY THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR.

'A masterpiece' - The Times
'The Arab Tolstoy' - Simon Sebag Montefiore
'Shamelessly entertaining' - Guardian
'Luminous' - New York Times

A sweeping and evocative portrait of both a family and a country struggling to move toward independence in a society that has resisted change for centuries. Set against the backdrop of Britain's occupation of Egypt immediately after World War I, Palace Walk introduces us to the Al Jawad family.

Ahmad, a middle-class shopkeeper runs his household strictly according to the Qur'an while at night he explores the pleasures of Cairo. A tyrant at home, Ahmad forces his gentle, oppressed wife and two daughters to live cloistered lives behind the house's latticed windows, while his three very different sons live in fear of his harsh will.

The first book of the classic Cairo Trilogy, the greatest and best loved work by the 20th century's most important Arab novelist.

Book information

ISBN: 9780552995801
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Black Swan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 892.735
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Sales rank: 12712
Number of pages: 498
Weight: 352g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 33mm