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Tobacco Keeper

Tobacco Keeper
Tobacco Keeper

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ISBN:9992142626
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Published: 20111121

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The story of the mysterious musician who became a legend: A captivating murder mystery that tells the remarkable history of twentieth-century Iraq.
The publisher has done English readers a great service by translating this novel from the Arabic. So rich and wryly described is The Tobacco Keeper that on nearing the end I only wished for another 300 pages on which this enthralling tapestry could continue.
Bader is adept at showing how the past is interwoven with the present in contemporary Arab urban culture and society. His descriptions are powerful and authentic.
...a complex, emotionally charged novel of masks and shifting identities'
The story of the mysterious musician who became a legend: A captivating murder mystery that tells the remarkable history of twentieth-century Iraq.
Ali Bader is an award-winning Iraqi novelist, essayist, poet, scriptwriter and journalist who has written ten novels, several works of non-fiction and two poetry collections. Author of the novel Papa Sartre (AUC Press, 2009). He covered the Middle East as a war correspondent for various newspapers. Ali Bader lives in Belgium.
Long-listed for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2009
By one of the rising stars of Arab literature today, an author who has written multiple other books, both fiction and non-fiction
Spans five decades of turbulent Middle East history

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