Infidels: A Novel

Infidels: A Novel

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ISBN-13: 9781609808068
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,212,219
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

In 1973, ABDELLAH TAÏA was born in the public library of Rabat in Morocco, where his father was the janitor and where his family lived until he was two years old. Acclaimed as both a novelist and filmmaker, he writes in French and has published eight books now widely translated, including Le jour de roi, which was awarded the prestigious French Prix de Flore in 2010. An adaptation of his novel L'Armée du salut was his first feature film, released in 2014, screened at major festivals around the world, and hailed by the New York Times as giving "the Arab world its first on-screen gay protagonist." Taïa made history in 2006 by coming out in his country, where homosexuality is illegal. His commitment to the defense of homosexuals in Muslim countries has made him one of the most prominent Arab writers of his generation—both "a literary transgressor and cultural paragon," according to Interview magazine. He has lived in Paris since 1998.

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