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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.