The Book of Safety: A Novel (Hoopoe Fiction)

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Khaled transcribes testimonies at the Palace of Confessions, a shadowy state-run agency situated in a respectable Cairo suburb. There he encounters Mustafa Ismail: a university professor turned master thief, who breaks into the homes of the great and the good and then blackmails them into silence.
Mustafa has dedicated his existence to the perfection of his trade and authored The Book of Safety, the ultimate guide to successful thievery.
With cool and incisive prose, Yasser Abdel Hafez follows Khaled into obsession with this mysterious book and its author.

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Yasser Abdel Hafez is a journalist and novelist, and currently works as an editor at the literary magazine Akhbar al-Adab. His first novel On the Occasion of Life was longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He lives in Cairo.
Robin Moger is the translator of Otared by Mohammad Rabie and Women of Karantina by Nael Eltoukhy, among other books. His translation for Writing Revolution won the 2013 English PEN Award for outstanding writing in translation. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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"A fascinating tale set in an Orwellian Cairo."--Manal Shakir, Arab News


"Dystopicphilosophical crimewriting."--Global Literature in Libraries Initiative


"With cool and incisive prose, Yasser Abdel Hafez follows Khaled into obsession with this mysterious book and its author."--Marcia Lynx Qualey, Arabic Literature (in English) Blog


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