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In a city of sultans, seductresses and apes, English pilgrim and spy Balian of Norwich is pursued through a maze of streets by the Father of Cats, Fatima the Deathly, Shikk the half-man and many others. A disease that seizes the mind, the Arabian Nightmare pervades the darkness of medieval Cairo. It haunts the labyrinth of its streets. It is a dream without awakening, a flight without escape, a tale without end.


The Arabian Nightmare was first published in November 1983. It is now regarded as a masterpiece and one of the great works of twentieth century fiction.

The Arabian Nightmare by Robert Irwin

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