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Author Name:    ISLAM, Ghalib.

Title:   Fire in the Unnameable Country. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Hamish Hamilton, Toronto, 2014, ISBN:9780670067008 

Seller ID:   109204

ISLAM, Ghalib. Fire in the Unnameable Country. (Toronto): Hamish Hamilton, (2014). First Printing. Pp. (8),3-451,(7). 8vo, black cloth with silver lettering to spine. "The universe is shaking as Hedayat, the 'glossolalist' narrator of 'Fire in the Unnameable Country' is born on a flying carpet in the skies above an obscure land whose leader has manufactured the ability to hear every unspoken utterance of the nation. He records the contents of hiscitizens' minds onto tape reels for archival storage. Later in Hedayat's y oung life, as the unnameable country collapses into disarray around him, hebeings an epistle, wherein, interspersed with accounts of contemporary ter rorist attacks and the outbreak of a mysterious viral epidemic, he invokes the memories of his ancestors to revisit the troubled country's history andexpose the root of its crisis." - from the dustjacket. "'The 1001 Nights o f its time -- rooms opening into rooms, stories into stories, in the same literary mansion as Calvino, Burroughs, and other metafabulist satirists: horrifying, funny, written in a language all its own.'" - from Margaret Atwood's front cover review. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 30.00


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