New York : Harper Perennial, 2009.
1st U.S. ed.
xx, 219 p. ; 21 cm.
"Originally published in Arabic in 2004 under the title Niran sadiqa. First published in English in 2009 by the American University in Cairo Press"--t.p. verso.
The Islam Adb el-Ati papers -- The kitchen boy -- And we have covered their eyes -- To the air conditioning attendant of the hall -- An administrative order -- When the glass shatters -- Latin and Greek -- An old blue dress and a close-fitting covering for the head, brightly colored -- Izzat Amin Iskandar -- Dearest sister Makarim -- The sorrows of Haag Ahmad -- Waiting for the leader -- A look into Nagi's face -- Why, Sayed? (A question) -- Games -- Boxer puppies, all colors -- Mme Zitta Mend̀ès, a last image.