With its overlapping narratives, "Over the Bridge" is a subtle critique of governmental ineptness, economic and social injustice, and individual moral failings. In Mohamed El-Bisatie's hands, the human drive to create, and to control one's own and others' destinies, is invariably turned on its head, while attempts to do good frequently end up causing harm instead.
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(211mm x 127mm x 25mm)
The American University in Cairo Press
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Author Biography - Mohamed El-Bisatie
Mohamed El-Bisatie is the author of a number of novels and short story collections, including A Last Glass of Tea and Other Stories (AUC Press 1994), Houses Behind the Trees (AUC Press 1997) and Clamor of the Lake (AUC Press 2004). He was awarded the Oweiss Prize in 2001. Nancy Roberts, translator of Ghada Samman's Night of the First Billion (AUC Press 2005), has translated works dealing with Islamic history, jurisprudence, Sufism and modern Islamic thought and practice.