The Dark Side of Love by Rafik Schami

The Dark Side of Love by Rafik Schami

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A dead man hangs from the portal of St Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer - and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderer's motive.

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A dead man hangs from the portal of St Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer - and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderer's motive: it is a blood feud between the Mushtak and Shahin clans, reaching back to the beginnings of the 20th century. And, linked to it, a love story that can have no happy ending, for reconciliation has no place within the old tribal structures. Rafik Schami's dazzling novel spans a century of Syrian history in which politics and religions continue to torment an entire people. Simultaneously, his poetic stories from three generations tell of the courage of lovers who risk death sooner than deny their passions. He has also written a heartfelt tribute to his hometown Damascus and a great and moving hymn to the power of love.

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SKU GOR001781599
Title The Dark Side of Love
Author By (author) Rafik Schami
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Arabia Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 853
ISBN 10 1906697248
ISBN 13 9781906697242
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Fiction - Translations 2009. Shortlisted for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010. Shortlisted for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Fiction - Literary 2009.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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A dead man hangs from the portal of St Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer - and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderer's motive: it is a blood feud between the Mushtak and Shahin clans, reaching back to the beginnings of the 20th century. And, linked to it, a love story that can have no happy ending, for reconciliation has no place within the old tribal structures. Rafik Schami's dazzling novel spans a century of Syrian history in which politics and religions continue to torment an entire people. Simultaneously, his poetic stories from three generations tell of the courage of lovers who risk death sooner than deny their passions. He has also written a heartfelt tribute to his hometown Damascus and a great and moving hymn to the power of love.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001781599
Title The Dark Side of Love
Author By (author) Rafik Schami
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Arabia Books Ltd
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 853
ISBN 10 1906697248
ISBN 13 9781906697242
Edition N/A
Prizes Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Fiction - Translations 2009. Shortlisted for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010. Shortlisted for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Fiction - Literary 2009.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No