The Seventh Heaven

by Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz, famed for his uncanny power to depict the real world,is equally ingenious at capturing the surreal, the otherworldly, and the supernatural. The ghostly side of Mahfouz’s fiction, though less well known than his other works, nonetheless remains a haunting presence. This collection of stories sifted from his later writings brings these restless spirits out of the Mahfouzian shadows together for the first time in English. The startling stories in The Seventh Heaven make a vivid contribution to be translated works of Egypt’s – and the Arab world’s – greatest modern author.