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

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

Label
Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel
Title
Frankenstein in Baghdad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
  • After he constructs a corpse from body parts found on the street, Hadi wants the government to prepare a proper burial, but when the corpse goes missing, a series of strange murders occur and Hadi realizes he has created a monster
  • "From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi--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 a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive--first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. With white-knuckle horror and black humor, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq"--Back cover
Member of
Awards note
Winner, International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
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Saʻdāwī, Aḥmad
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Arabic
Literary form
novels
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1953-
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Wright, Jonathan
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  • War stories
  • Baghdad (Iraq)
  • Monsters
  • Horror
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • War stories
  • Iraq
  • Roman
Label
Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel, Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Arabic by Al Kamel, 2013"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the Arabic
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
952384506
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780143128793
Lccn
2017008182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40027879518
System control number
(OCoLC)952384506
Label
Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel, Ahmed Saadawi ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Arabic by Al Kamel, 2013"--Title page verso
  • Translated from the Arabic
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
952384506
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780143128793
Lccn
2017008182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 520
Other control number
40027879518
System control number
(OCoLC)952384506

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