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An international bestseller, 'The Yacoubian Building' is a mesmerising and controversial novel that is at once an impassioned celebration and a ruthless dissection of a society dominated by bribery and corruption. The Yacoubian building -- once grand, but now dilapidated -- stands on one of Cairo's main boulevards. Taha, the doorman's son, has aspirations beyond the slum in the skies, and dreams of one day becoming a policeman. He studies hard, and passes all the exams, but when he is rejected because his family is neither ...

The Yacoubian Building 2006, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060878139

Trade paperback

The Yacoubian Building 2005, American University in Cairo Press

ISBN-13: 9789774248627

Revised edition