The Trench by Abdelrahman Munif

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A roman a clef of the Saudi government--featuring Awali, Sultan Khureybit, Sultan Khazael, and Prince Fanar--indicts Arab monarchies and pleads for the Arab masses

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Published September 24, 1991 by Pantheon Books. 554 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The American ``liberation'' of Kuwait adds unexpected timeliness to the second volume of Munif's stately, satirical Cities of Salt trilogy (1987), which picks up the story of the Middle Eastern sultanate of Mooran in the 1950's, as the corrupting effects of oil, greed, and American values reach e...

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