(Comma Press, London, 2014). 1st Edition. Octavo. Item #028411
Signed by the Author on the title page 137 pages. Translated by Jonathan Wright. A soldier with the ability to predict the future finds himself blackmailed by an insurgent into the ultimate act of terror. From legends of the desert to the horrors of the forest, Blasim's stories blend the fantastic, with the everyday, the surreal with the all-too-real. The Guardian writes: "Perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive." Winner of the Independent foreign fiction prize. His books are either banned or heavily edited in many Near Eastern countries. Bound in stiff paper wraps, spine lettering white. A fine copy.