Ahdaf Soueif, the bestselling author of The Map of Love, writes poignantly and beautifully about love, and about finding one’s place in the world. Achingly lyrical, resonant and richly woven, and with a spark of defiance, these stories explore areas of tension–where women and men are ensnared by cultural and social mores and prescribed notions of “love,” where the place you are is not the place you want to be. Soueif draws her characters with infinite tenderness and compassion as they inhabit a world of lost opportunities, unfulfilled love, and remembrance of times past.
About the Author
Ahdaf Soueif is an Egyptian novelist and political and cultural commentator.
“Soueif is a political analyst and commentator of the best kind.” —London Review of Books
“Highly unusual and richly impressive. . . . The author weaves a circle round us thrice with the touch of a born sorceress.” —The Guardian
“There is lively, lucid writing here, vivid description and sharply observed dialogue.” —The Times (London)
“A fetching and original talent.” —Hermione Lee, The Observer
“Ahdaf Soueif is one of the most extraordinary chroniclers of sexual politics now writing.” —Edward Said
“A convincing and skilful writer.” —The Sunday Times (London)