Black Magic

A Modern Arabic Novel Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press ISBN: 9774161041 Author: Hamdy el-Gazzar

Nasir, a photographer, meets Fatin, an independent woman who has escaped a suffocating marriage and is secure in taking what she wants from life. An affair begins that pulls Nasir into a whirlwind of erotic and emotional obsession. In a world of superficiality, materialism, and violence, a yearning for escape propels Nasir into a relationship that ends in a confrontation between repulsion and desire.