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Clamor of the Lake [Hardcover]

By Mohamed El-Bisatie (Author)
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Clamor of the Lake begins with the appearance of an old fisherman of unknown origin sailing a black boat. Taciturn and enigmatic, he takes on a woman and her twin boys. While he gives away nothing about his past, his undemanding companionship prompts the woman to narrate her turbulent life. Meanwhile, in a nearby village by the lake, Gomaa and his wife have found respite from the dreariness of their existence in the fantastic objects the sea churns up during gales - a sword, alluring panties, a talisman. But when the waves cast up a chest that speaks in a language no one can comprehend, Gomaa is haunted by its voice. As the tumult of the lake drives a wedge between the couple, it turns two neighbors into close allies: Karawia, a caf proprietor, and Afifi, a grocer. Eventually, they too will be haunted by the siren song of the lake.
In Mohamed El-Bisatie's lyrical novel, the stories of these various figures converge on the mercurial presence of the lake, which in the end proves the narrative's true hero. An accomplished experiment in the poetics of space, Clamor of the Lake won the 1995 Cairo International Book Fair Award for Best Novel of the Year.

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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.95" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   1.32 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2004
Publisher   American University in Cairo Press
ISBN  977424852X  
ISBN13  9789774248528  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! MOHAMED EL-BISATIE is the author of a number of novels and collections of short stories, including A Last Glass of Tea and Other Stories (AUC Press, 1994) and Houses Behind the Trees (AUC Press, 1997). He was awarded the Oweiss prize in 2001.

Mohamed El-Bisatie currently resides in Cairo.

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