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The dark side of love

Author: Rafik Schami
Publisher: London : Arabia, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Above St Paul's Chapel in Damascus, a body hangs in a basket over the city wall. The corpse is Major Mahdi Said, a high-ranking Muslim officer, and the secret service is soon involved. But Detective Barudi is not content to let this mystery disappear. Alone, he beings to unravel a clan war that has dominated the lives of three generations.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rafik Schami
ISBN: 9781906697242 1906697248
OCLC Number: 805393664
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published in German as Die dunkle Seite der Liebe: Carl Hanser Verlag: Munchen, 2004. First published in English: Arabia Books: London, 2009.
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards: Multicultural Fiction (Adult) Bronze Award 2010
Winner of ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Fiction - Translations 2009
Short-listed for Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2010
Short-listed for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Fiction - Literary 2009
Description: 853 pages : genealogical table ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Rafik Schami ; translated from the German by Anthea Bell.

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A dead man hangs from the portal of St Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer - and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the  Read more...

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'A masterpiece! A marvel of prose that mixes myths, stories, tales, legends, and a wonderful love story... You will experience a Scheherazade in sparkling colours - a big love story, which does not Read more...

 
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