Palace of Desire: Cairo Trilogy 2 (The Cairo Trilogy, Vol. 2) by: Naguib Mahfouz

Product code: 9780552995818 Black Swan Egypt
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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Black Swan; New Ed edition (1 Aug. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552995818
The sensual and provocative second volume in the Cairo Trilogy, Palace Of Desire follows the Al Jawad family into the awakening world of the 1920's and the sometimes violent clash between Islamic ideals, personal dreams and modern realities.

Having given up his vices after his son's death, ageing patriarch Al-Sayyid Ahmad pursues an arousing lute-player - only to find she has married his eldest son. His rebellious children struggle to move beyond his domination as they test the loosening reins of societal and parental control. And Ahmad's youngest son, in an unforgettable portrayal of unrequited love, ardently courts the sophisticated daughter of a rich Europeanised family.
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Product Code 9780552995818 Black Swan Egypt
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