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Frankenstein in Baghdad["A Novel"]

Frankenstein in Baghdad["A Novel"]

Author: Ahmed Saadawi
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"Brave and ingenious." --The New York Times

"Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound." --Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment

"Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read." --Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds

From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi--a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local caf�--collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive--first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by "Baghdad's new literary star" (The New York Times), Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.

Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Winner of France's Grand Prize for Fantasy
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General Fields

  • : 9780143128793
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Books
  • : January 2018
  • : .7 Inches X 5.09 Inches X 7.73 Inches
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 288
  • : Ahmed Saadawi