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The Final Bet: A Modern Arabic Novel

The Final Bet: A Modern Arabic Novel (Hardback)

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This is the first Arabic detective novel to be translated into English. Othman, a handsome young Moroccan man, returns home to discover his elderly French wife, Sofia, brutally murdered in their bedroom. Highly educated but chronically unemployed, Othman had been in desperate straits before meeting Sofia, who pampered him with fancy cars, expensive clothes, and access to her mansion in the most exclusive neighborhood in Casablanca. But living with a woman more than forty years his senior was too much for Othman - before his wife's murder he sought relief in a steamy affair with an attractive young aerobics instructor, Naeema.The Moroccan police quickly zero in on Othman as the prime suspect in his wife's murder. But is he guilty? Did he kill his wife for the money and his lover? Or is he an innocent man, framed by circumstance - and an overzealous and brutal police force?Abdelilah Hamdouchi's "The final bet" is the first Arabic detective novel to be translated into English. With it, Hamdouchi joins the ranks of Yasmina Khadra and Henning Mankell, finally bringing the modern Arabic novel to the global stage of detective fiction.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press Publication Date: 15/05/2008 ISBN-13: 9789774161506  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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ABDELILAH HAMDOUCHI is one of the first writers of Arabic-language detective fiction. The author of eight novels, Hamdouchi is also an award-winning screenwriter for Moroccan television and cinema. All of his police novels, including The Last Wager, have been produced for Moroccan television. He lives in Rabat, Morocco. JONATHAN SMOLIN is an assistant professor of Arabic language and literature at Dartmouth College.

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