The Egyptian Assassin
Ezzedine C. Fishere
Translated by Jonathan Wright
A lifetime ago, Fakhreddin had been an idealistic young lawyer, seeking to fight corruption from his modest quarter of Cairo. Then, a botched attempt on his life forced him to flee the country, propelling him on a wild journey that would lead to Afghanistan’s jihadi training camps.
He was transformed into a trained killer, and never once lost sight of his goal: revenge. But did he lose sight of the only person that really mattered to him, his son, Omar?
At the very core of Fakhreddin’s bold, nail-biting exploits are his broken family, and broken heart, and his search for redemption and a way home.
Shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
"Ezzedine C. Fishere is a talented novelist. He has created vivid unforgettable characters who will live with us for years after reading the novel. This is a beautiful, well-written, and absolutely enjoyable novel."—Alaa Al Aswany, author of The Yacoubian Building
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- September 15th 2019
- $17.95 / £9.99 / LE250
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 9789774169311