The Mirage by Naguib Mahfouz
A stunning example of Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz’s psychological portraiture, The Mirage is the story of an intense young man who has been so dominated by his mother that her death sets him dangerously adrift in a world he cannot manage alone.
Kamil Ru’ba is a tortured soul who hopes that writing the story of his life will help him gain control of it. Raised by a mother who fled her abusive husband and became overbearingly possessive and protective toward her young son, he has long been isolated emotionally and physically. Now in his twenties, Kamil seeks to escape her posthumous grasp. Finding and successfully courting the woman of his dreams seems to promise salvation, until his ignorance of mature love and his fear and jealousy lead to tragedy.
Format: Paperback | 480 pages
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.3 x 2.7 | 376g
Publication Date: 14th Feb 2012
Publisher: Random House Inc.
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publication City/Country: New York, United States
Edition Number: 1
An ex-library book that has been read but is in good condition. Some minor damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. The book is wrapped in a thin, clear plastic dust jacket, and also has the usual library stickers and barcodes on the outside. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. There is a large red stamp that reads: WITHDRAWN on the first page. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text. The letters: AF MAHFOU are also written in black pen on the top-left corner of the first page, but no other writing in margins. No missing pages. Still a very clean, solid, and readable copy.