A young student's dreams for a better future are shattered after he assaults one of his instructors for discriminating against him. From then on, he begins his descent into the underworld. Penniless, he seeks refuge in Wikalat Atiya, a run-down caravanserai that has become the home of the town's marginal and underprivileged characters, and becomes a part of the lodging house's community of rogues.
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(236mm x 157mm x 33mm)
The American University in Cairo Press
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Author Biography - Khairy Shalaby
Khairy Shalaby, born in Kafr al-Shaykh in Egypt's Nile Delta in 1938, has written seventy books, including novels, short stories, historical tales, and critical studies. The Lodging House was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2003. Farouk Abdel Wahab, the Ibn Rushd Professorial Lecturer in Arabic at the University of Chicago, has translated numerous Arabic works of fiction including Hala El Badry's A Certain Woman (AUC Press, 2003) and Gamal al-Ghitani's Zayni Barakat (AUC Press, 2004).