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The Resource Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright

Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright

Label
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Title
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, the scavenger Hadi collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realises he has created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive - first from the guilty, and then from anyone who crosses its path
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Summary
From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Awards note
Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
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10617425
Cataloging source
NWPL
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Saadāwī, Aḥmad
Dewey number
892.737
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
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1040
Literary form
fiction
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1953-
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Wright, Jonathan
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True
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  • Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character)
  • Frankenstein's Monster (Fictitious character)
  • Monsters
  • Dead
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
Target audience
adult
Label
Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Arabic in 2013
  • The author's name is written as Ahmed Saadawi on the cover, title page and spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061995096
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786070609
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002290432
Label
Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Arabic in 2013
  • The author's name is written as Ahmed Saadawi on the cover, title page and spine
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061995096
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
272 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781786070609
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002290432

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