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Azazeel

Author: Yūsuf Zaydān; Jonathan Wright
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 5th century AD, the Coptic monk, Hepa, embarks on a journey both physical and spiritual, from Upper Egypt to Alexandria and then Syria, during a time of massive upheaval in the early Church. On the way he encounters the devil, Azazeel, and the hardship of severe temptation. At times able to resist, while at others bending to the strengths of his desire, Hepa learns that physical pleasure and spiritual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yūsuf Zaydān; Jonathan Wright
ISBN: 9781848874275 1848874278 9781848874282 1848874286
OCLC Number: 772973400
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Awards: International Prize for Arabic Fiction, 2009
Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: ʻAzāzīl.
Responsibility: Youssef Ziedan ; translated into English by Jonathan Wright.

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