A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me: A Novel

A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me: A Novel

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Youssef Fadel

A powerful and poetic masterpiece where ordinary peoples dreams play out in a city plagued by government exploitation and crime

 

As his wife delivers their child in the next room, a man wakes from the nightmare of a teenage girls body lying beneath his bed. In this twilight before birth, Fadels epic novel catches us in the confusion between exaltation and despair. The girl, Farah, once dreamed of being a singer in Casablanca, a city standing in the shadow of the tallest minaret in the world. Illuminating the aspirations of those just struggling to make a living, A Shimmering Red Fish Swims with Me is a tour-de-force, a novel of power plays and petty jealousies, deceit and corruption, love and loss, written with Fadels masterful, narrative control and searing, historical insight.


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