Banned in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this provocative, fast-paced debut novel confirms what The Washington Post reported about its award-winning author: "Yousef Al-Mohaimeed is taking on some of the most divisive subjects in the Arab world . . . in a lush style that evokes Gabriel García Márquez."
In a Riyadh bus station, a man comes across a file containing official reports about an abandoned baby. As he pieces together the shattered life documented within, a larger picture emerges of three outsiders—a Bedouin, an orphan, and a eunuch-linked by fate and trying to make lives for themselves in a predatory city.
Unfolding with the intensity of a fever dream over the course of one night, Wolves of the Crescent Moon is a novel of astonishing power and great moral consequence about a deeply traditional society confronting the modern world.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Penguin Group|
|File size:||262 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Anthony Calderbank is the translator of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s novel Rhadopis of Nubia, Sonallah Ibrahim’s Zaat, and Miral al-Tahawy’s The Tent and Blue Aubergine. He lives in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
What People are Saying About This
At last an authentic voice from Saudi Arabia. (Hanan al-Shaykh, author of Women of Sand and Myrrh)
Brave and brilliant . . . A novel that sneaks up on you with its power to make you see, hear, and live the complexities of another world. (Uzodinma Iweala, author of Beasts of No Nation)
An irresistible novel. (Nuruddin Farah, author of Links and Knots)