A photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub witnesses his friend murdered in a fight between rival young businessmen. A tense thriller that reveals contemporary Egypt and Cairo's seedy nightlife.
November 15, 2010
Dimensions and Weight
19.3 cm x 12.7 cm x 3.3 cm
'A novel deserving of applause' --Sonallah Ibrahim 'It is a beautiful and interesting novel.' --Osama Ghareeb, Al Masry Al Youm '(Mourad) has got involved and done something big' --The Daily Star, Lebanon --The Daily Star, Lebanon
'In a region where there are not many novels in the thriller genre, Ahmed Mourad's racy and dark portrayal of pre-revolution Egypt comes as a welcome addition' -- Gulf News 'Ahmed Mourad is a distinctive, indeed a unique voice, and... Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation and Robin Moger, its stylish translator, have done us a considerable favor in making that voice available to Western audiences... Vertigo is possessed by a powerful vision of Mubarak s Egypt as a cesspit of graft, greed, and ruthless hypocrisy'-- World Literature Today --World Literature Today
About the Author
Born in 1978, Ahmed Mourad is a photographer, graphic designer and a novelist who has won several awards for his short films.