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Children of the Alley

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Written by Naguib MahfouzAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Naguib Mahfouz

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: October 18, 1996
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-26473-0 (0-385-26473-9)
about this book

First published in Arabic in 1959, this deeply spiritual and prophetic work comes from “the single most important writer in modern Arabic literature” (Newsweek). Through the story of a delightful Egyptian family, this novel reveals the spiritual history of humankind as the men and women of a modern Cairo neighborhood unwittingly reenact the lives of their holy ancestors.

Translated by Peter Theroux.