Loved this fast paced novel.  Al-Mohaimeed weaves character, time and point of view in a challenging way that has me wishing for more of his work to be translated.  (I have and will read Munira’s Bottle shortly.) There are images like the mother character in the desert digging into the sand trying to find her lost son among the place of jinn that are beautifully haunting.  In my mind this book is fantastic and makes me consider the class structure and unseen characters in our own society and the way fiction has the power to influence us.

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