Frankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

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Synopsis

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2019

A SATIRICAL REIMAGINING OF MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi collects body parts from the dead, which he stitches together to form a corpse.

He claims he does it to force the government to recognise the parts as real people, and give them a proper burial.

But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps across the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking, flesh-eating monster that cannot be killed. At first it's the guilty he attacks, but soon it's anyone who crosses his path...

Frankenstein in Baghdad brilliantly captures the horror and black humour of a city at war.

About the Publisher

Oneworld

Oneworld

Oneworld was founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar as an independent publishing house focusing on stimulating non-fiction. Now publishing over 100 books a year, Oneworld has retained its founding commitment to the old-fashioned principles of great writing, editorial excellence, high production values, and marketing flair, to produce books that are read by the intellectually curious all over the world. Our fiction list showcases intelligent, challenging, and distinctive novels that sit at the intersection of the literary and the commercial: emotionally engaging stories with strong narratives and distinctive voices. In addition to being beautifully written, we hope our novels play their part in introducing the reader to a different culture or an interesting historical period/event, and deeply explore the human condition in all its vagaries. We aim to publish novels that matter, that stay with you long after the last page is turned.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786073976
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 892.737
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 18098
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 270g
Height: 128mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 22mm