Item description for Chaos of the Senses by Ahlam Mosteghanemi...
Ahlam Mosteghanemi's second novel picks up where Memory in the Flesh left off, with the story of love set in the battered and bruised Algeria of the1990s. Mosteghanemi takes her readers through the streets of suspicion and suspense, and the ups and downs of a forbidden love affair, through a story within a story, as a writer stuck in a loveless marriage to an important military man inadvertently writes what eventually comes true. She begins - after a period of not writing - by penning the narrative of a mysterious man who courts the object of his desire through deceptive words, then she helplessly follows the path of her fictitious character only to find that the mystery man exists and it is he who has led her to his door and into his life. One twist leads to the next, as the question remains of which man the writer was destined to meet and fall in love with - the mysterious artist or the doomed journalist. This lyrical adventure teases the reader with facts for fiction and fiction for facts. The backdrop of political chaos creates a sense of foreboding and fear for two powerless lovers. But where is reality and where is fantasy?
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.78" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774246705 ISBN13 9789774246708
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More About Ahlam Mosteghanemi
Ahlam Mosteghanemi received her B.A. in Arabic literature from the University of Algiers in 1973, and was awarded a doctorate in sociology from the Sorbonne in 1982. She is the author of Memory in the Flesh (AUC Press, 1999), which was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.
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one of the best books I have ever read Feb 25, 2010
Loved this book just as good as the first one. I think anyone that reads this book will love it too..........cant say enough good things about it. Cant wait for her third book to be translated to english.
lovely Oct 7, 2009
Wow, Ahlam amazed me in her writing, in her general knowledge and smart remarks. She wrote a book that can be described only by it's title - it really makes a chaos of your senses in this moving & amazing book. This is a must read.