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Rowan Somerville

The End of Sleep

  • Format: Largeprint - paperback
  • Released: 15 July 2009
  • Publisher: AudioGO Limited
  • ISBN: 9781408413340
  • Category: Large Print Books Fiction General & literary
  • Availability: In Stock (usually dispatched in 1-2 working days)
  • Our Price: 12.99
  • Format(mm): 235x155
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Book summary

In this hypnotic and deeply funny tale of modern-day Cairo, Fin, an Irish journalist with little more than a rumpled linen suit to his name, wakes at dawn with a fierce hangover and an excruciating bruise on his thigh. As the first prayer call of the day sounds over the ancient city, Fin stumbles into an exotic adventure that will take him to the very edge of his courage, his endurance and his sense of self. He seeks a story - a story about treasure - and to find it, he must first find his friend Farouk,the mercurial teller of tales, who alone knows what Fin needs to hear. Fuelled by whisky and a thousand glasses of tea Fin pursues his quest under the shadow of the Great Pyramid, through crowded kebab shops and into the great emptiness of the desert itself. Set against the background of a magnificently crumbling city, The End of Sleep is an incantatory tale about a man desperately seeking meaning. It is also a riotous love letter to Arab culture, its rich history, humour, food and friendship and above all to the transformative power of storytelling.

 

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