About this book
The follow-up to Hisham Matar's massively acclaimed first novel, "In The Country Of Men" which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. It is a story of illicit obsessions and terrifying loss, told in a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, set in Cairo. 'This beautiful, subtle novel, like the lives of its characters, repays many readings' Helen Dunmore, "Times"
In Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona - the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way - to take his place in Mona's heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona search desperately for the man they both love.