Frankenstein in Baghdad
by Ahmed Saadawi


Overview - *Man Booker International Prize finalist*

"Brave and ingenious." -- The New York Times

"Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound." --Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment

"Extraordinary .  Read more...


 
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Overview
*Man Booker International Prize finalist*

"Brave and ingenious." --The New York Times

"Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound." --Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment

"Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read." --Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds

From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi--a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local caf --collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive--first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by "Baghdad's new literary star" (The New York Times), Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.

Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Winner of France's Grand Prize for Fantasy

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780143128793
  • ISBN-10: 0143128795
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: January 2018
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


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