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Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel / Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright.

Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel / Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright.
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Adult Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
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Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9780143128793 (paperback)
Author Saadawi, Ahmad author.
Title Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel / Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright.
Publisher/Date New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, [2018]
©2018
Pagination etc. 281 pages ; 20 cm.
Summary Note A prizewinning novel of literary horror from war-torn Iraq and the debut in English of Baghdad s new literary star ( The New York Times ) From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi a scavenger and an oddball fixture at the local cafe 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 horrendous-looking criminals 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. An extraordinary achievement, at once horrific and blackly humorous, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures the surreal reality of contemporary Baghdad.
Subject Horror fiction.
War fiction.
Added Author Wright, Jonathan, 1953- translator.
Shelf Location F SAAD
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