Amid the bustling marketplaces of a rich and vibrant Damascus, where the dark alleyways teem with fear and hostility, Hilu unfolds a story charged with emotional and sexual conflict in this powerful literary tour-de-force from a unique new voice; at times wickedly funny, at others painfully sad, but beautifully told throughout.

Death of a Monk 2007, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099490647

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Death of a Monk 2006, Harvill Press

ISBN-13: 9781843432760