Excused from games until his day of shame, an obese and bullied schoolboy finally has to squeeze into singlet and shorts. His classmates' mockery intensifies until "we were now laughing simply to cause him pain". Gripped by a jealous rage, a man who has worshipped his wife beats her up; bruised and tearful, she simply asks "May I go now? A poor college graduate goes for an interview at the home of a grand engineer to prove her prowess as a French tutor; asked to show off her skills, she cannot speak a word. As he has done before, a young man picks up an American tourist outside a museum; afterwards, the grateful visitor hastens "to stuff the hundred-dollar bill into your pocket".
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Qty :. As in that novel, Al Aswany dissects modern Egyptian society and reveals with skill and detachment the hypocrisy, violence, and abuse of power characteristic of a world in moral crisis. Here, though, the focus has shifted from the broad historical canvas to the minute stitches of pain that hold together an individual, a family, a school classroom, or the relationship between a man and a woman. Can a man so alienated from his society that he regards all its members as no better than microbes wriggling under a microscope survive within it?
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