Bassiouney’s new work is deep, original, fascinating…it opens new doors to the modern novel in the Arab world. It represents the present Egyptian society with all its complexities, paradoxes and pressing problems.
-- Gamal Al Ghitany, Novelist and editor in chief of Egypt’s premier literary journal, Akhbar Al Adab
This novel succeeds in depicting the agonies and conflicts between men and women, between personal freedom and family ties, between democracy and corruption, and finally between belonging and not belonging.
-- Rosa al Yusuf