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City Always Wins, The

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  •  City Always Wins, The
    Title: City Always Wins, The
    Author: HAMILTON OMAR ROBERT
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 23/08/2017
    Imprint: FABER & FABER
    Price: $30.00
    Publishing status: Active

    'Omar Hamilton brings vividly to life the failed revolution of 2011 on the streets of Cairo, in all its youthful bravery and naive utopianism.' - JM Coetzee

    The City Always Wins is a remarkable novel from the psychological heart of a revolution. From the communal highs of pitched night battles against the police in Cairo to the solitary lows of defeated exile in New York, Omar Robert Hamilton's debut is a unique immersion into one of the key chapters of the 21st century. Bringing to life the 2011 Egyptian revolution, The City Always Wins conveys with extraordinary intensity all the stages of that place and that time through the lives of its two main characters Mariam and Khalil, ordinary young people caught up in an extraordinary moment. Furthermore, The City Always Wins is a novel not just about Egypt's revolution but about a global generation that tried to change the world.

    Reminiscent of the writing of Jeet Thayil, Zia Haider Rahma and Nadeem Aslam, Hamilton's prose is arrestingly visual, intensely lyrical and uncompromisingly political. A genuinely exciting new writer, he looks set to become a defining voice of his generation.

    ISBN: 9780571332656
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