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Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel

Author: Aḥmad Saʻdāwī; Jonathan Wright
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After he constructs a corpse from body parts found on the street, Hadi wants the government to prepare a proper burial, but when the corpse goes missing, a series of strange murders occur and Hadi realizes he has created a monster.
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Genre/Form: Arabic fiction
Fiction
Horror fiction
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Saʻdāwī, Aḥmad.
Frankenstein in Baghdad.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017018410
(OCoLC)982448622
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aḥmad Saʻdāwī; Jonathan Wright
ISBN: 9780143128793 0143128795
OCLC Number: 952384506
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: "Originally published in Arabic by Al Kamel, 2013"--Title page verso
Translated from the Arabic.
Awards: Winner, International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Description: 281 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Frānkshtāyin fī Baghdād.
Responsibility: Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright.

Abstract:

After he constructs a corpse from body parts found on the street, Hadi wants the government to prepare a proper burial, but when the corpse goes missing, a series of strange murders occur and Hadi realizes he has created a monster.

"From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi--scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café--collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive--first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. With white-knuckle horror and black humor, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq"--Back cover

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