Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Title: Adrift on the Nile
Print Length: 176
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
First published in 1966, Naguib Mahfouzs Adrift on the Nile is an atmospheric novel that dramatizes the rootlessness of Egypts cosmopolitan middle class. Anis Zani is a bored and drug-addicted civil servant who is barely holding on to his job. Every evening he hosts a gathering on a houseboat on the Nile, where he and a motley group of cynical and aimless friends share a water pipe full of kif, a mixture of tobacco and marijuana. When a young female journalistan alarmingly serious personjoins them and begins secretly documenting their activities, the groups harmony starts disintegrating, culminating in a midnight joyride that ends in tragedy.From the Trade Paperback edition.