Trench, The

Publisher: Pantheon Books Place of Publication: New York Date of Publication: 1991 Language: English ISBN: 978-0394576725 Number of Copies: 1 Author: Munif, Abdelrahman 2nd Author: Theroux, Peter

Set in the 1950s, the novel brilliantly evokes the royal court of a fictional monarchy, in all its fatuousness, turpitude, and savagery – an obscenely rich monarchy that presides over artificial boundaries defined by imperialists, that depends on foreign intriguers and masses of migrant workers for its luxury, and that practices severely undemocratic and repressive policies.