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The Dark Side of Love


ISBN: 9781906697242

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.

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