Schami Novel

It’s not every day that a novel by a Syrian writer actually gets a deal here in the States, so it was a special pleasure to read the news on Publishers’ Marketplace today:

Rafik Schami’s THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE, set in Damascus and spanning a century of Syrian history, an epic love story featuring two protagonists from rival clans that are engaged in a merciless blood feud, to Daniel Slager at Harcourt, in a nice deal, by Jennifer Lyons at Writers House, working in conjunction with Friederike Barakat at Carl Hanser Verlag (world English).

The novel is already a bestseller in Germany.