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|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
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Excerpted from "One Thousand and One Nights"
Copyright © 2014 Hanan al-Shaykh.
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Praise from the UK for One Thousand and One Nights:
“Al-Shaykh’s One Thousand and One Nights is a treasure-box of stories.”
—The Independent (London)
“Magical. . . . Bursting with jinnis and mischief.”
—Donna Tartt, The Times (London)
“[F]or grown-ups interested in rediscovering the One Thousand and One Nights in all its bawdy, violent glory. It is captivating.”
—Daily Mail (London)
“[A]n uplifting read, precisely because [the stories] are so fantastical and transport the reader, by flying carpet, to lands filled with jinnis, princes and concubines, and also of people making contact across divides. Some of them are surprisingly erotic. Bedtime reading, for sure.”
—Time Out (London)
“Hanan Al-Shaykh’s vivid ‘reimagining’ of the One Thousand and One Nights is a treat and a trap for story lovers. Like a contemporary Shahrazad, Al-Shaykh has rendered nineteen little masterpieces into a wondrously warm, ribald and hilarious concoction, reminding us of how bang up to date these stories can be.”
—Hanif Kureishi, The Guardian (London)
“A brutal, bawdy, earthy and humorous narrative where the real world and the supernatural collide…. Al-Shaykh’s stories are no less beguiling than their name suggests.”