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The Book of Safety
Yasser Abdel Hafez
Translated by Robin Moger
Khaled transcribes testimonies at the Palace of Confessions, a shadowy state-run agency situated in a respectable Cairo suburb. There he encounters Mustafa Ismail: a university professor turned master thief, who breaks into the homes of the great and the good and then blackmails them into silence.
Mustafa has dedicated his existence to the perfection of his trade and authored The Book of Safety, the ultimate guide to successful thievery.
With cool and incisive prose, Yasser Abdel Hafez follows Khaled into obsession with this mysterious book and its author.
"With cool and incisive prose, Yasser Abdel Hafez follows Khaled into obsession with this mysterious book and its author."
—Marcia Lynx Qualey, Arabic Literature (in English) Blog
—Global Literature in Libraries Initiative
—Manal Shakir, Arab News
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- March 1st 2017
- $16.95 / £9.99 / LE180
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9789774168215