4 April 2008 0 Comments

New York Magazine: Omar "an unwavering Marlowe of the Arab street"

In a recent feature on “exotic detective” novels, New York Magazine picks the second Omar Yussef Mystery A Grave in Gaza in its top 10:

“Do you want me to draw you a diagram?” the one-handed cop asks Omar Yussef, a West Bank native as lost in Gaza as his U.N. colleagues, who one by one fall victim to rival militias (then there’s a corruption scandal, and rocket smuggling). Buffeted by sandstorms and political ill winds, Yussef, an unwavering Marlowe of the Arab street, hopes to coax justice out of the worst circumstances.

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