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Jan 29, 2013
| ISBN 9781782270072
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Jan 29, 2013 | ISBN 9781782270072
Sinbad the Sailor is reborn as a young, adventurous man in modern day Algeria, who has joined the waves of North African immigration into Europe. Accompanied by a mysterious mongrel and his Senegalese friend Robinson, this lover of women and beauty embarks on a journey around the Mediterranean—from Algiers to Damascus, passing through Rome, Paris, Baghdad, through the refugee camps and the deceitful glimmer of the Western world—that takes him on a headlong pursuit of happiness and love.A tale of our times—sometimes cruel, often funny and always fascinating—this novel tells the story of a man coming to grips with the stark realities of war within the framework of legend. It is at once a reconciliation of East and West and a resounding judgement on the state of the modern world.
“An exhilarating epic… rich, sensual, playful.” – La Tribune“Incandescent and poetic writing that maintains suspense until the last line.” – Jeune Afrique
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