When the narrator receives an invitation to visit Egypt as the guest of the French Embassy in Cairo, he anticipates a boring week of literary discussions and official dinners. He certainly does not foresee the extraordinary events that will ultimately lead to murder. From the start, his fellow author--Martin Millet--seems determined to stir up the tensions that underlie the politeness of Egyptian society. He offends Islamic sensibilities with his views on art and the novel, and worse: his entire stay degenerates into an ...

The Fascination of Evil 2008, Pushkin Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781906548049

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The Fascination of Evil 2007, Pushkin Press

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