Yacoubian Press

Alaa Al-Aswany’s best-selling novel, The Yacoubian Building, finally came out in the United States this month, in a translation by Humphrey Davies. Reviews have begun to appear: Here’s Lorraine Adams’ take in the New York Times and John Freeman’s assessment in the San Francisco Chronicle. For those who care, here’s what I thought of it when I read it last year.

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