ISBN 9789380283906,he Storyteller Of Marrakesh

he Storyteller Of Marrakesh



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9789380283906

ISBN-10 9380283903


Number of Pages 387 Pages
Language (English)

Literature: special interest

The appearance of the young foreign couple caught the attention of nearly everyone on the Jemaa that night. The woman?s beauty and the man?s enigmatic behaviour intrigued observers?but now no one can seem to agree on the details surrounding their disappearance. Each year, the storyteller Hassan gathers listeners on Marrakesh?s fabled city square to share their recollections of that night in an effort to understand what happened?and to absolve his younger brother, Mustafa, who is in jail for the crime. Convinced of his brother?s innocence despite his disapproval of Mustafa?s sybaritic ways, Hassan determinedly searches for the truth. But as his listeners offer contradicting testimonies, and details transform or dissolve in the haze of memory, the couple takes on an air as enigmatic as their fate, leaving us to wonder whether Hassan is succeeding in his quest or, more disturbingly, is himself part of the mystery. From the bustling maze of the ancient medina to the expansive ?desert of love? where wind and sand conspire to swallow up roaming strangers, TheStoryteller of Marrakesh upends the conventions of the mystery even as it offers an inspired exploration of the nature of love and our shifting perceptions of reality. About the Author Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya was born in Jamshedpur and lives in New York. He was educated in philosophy and politics at Presidency College, Calcutta, and the University of Pennsylvania. His first novel, The Gabriel Club, was published in sixteen countries and J. M. Coetzee called it ?an impressive debut, serious and passionate.?