Told through the voices of a group of close friends and spanning a generation, "The Smiles of the Saints" is an epic story condensed into an intricate novel. Twenty-year-old Haneen has just returned to Egypt after an absence of fifteen years spent mostly in a Parisian boarding school. She has been summoned back by her father's twin sister, who gives her an envelope containing his diaries, the last section of which is missing. Haneen begins to unravel the riddle of a family she has barely known.
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(208mm x 132mm x 18mm)
The American University in Cairo Press
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Author Biography - Ibrahim Farghali
Ibrahim Farghali was born in Mansoura in the Nile Delta in 1967, and grew up in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. He has written two collections of short stories and two novels. He is a journalist with the Cairo daily newspaper al-Ahram. English-born Andy Smart and Egyptian Nadia Fouda-Smart lived in Cairo for many years, where they established their own publishing house before moving to London.