Hardback: 853 pages
Publisher: Arabia Books, 2010
Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 12.8 x 5.8 cm
Described by the Independent as ‘the Great Arab Novel’, The Dark Side of Love is a mosaic of stories; each piece has an individual shape and colour, and together they make up a dazzling whole, as the tale of three generations of lovers are set against a century of Syria’s turbulent history, in a panoramic view of its religious and political conflicts.
Rafik Schami has written a moving hymn to the power of love, and a heartfelt tribute to the city of his birth, Damascus.