WOLVES OF THE CRESCENT MOON
Banned in Saudi Arabia , this provocative, gorgeously written novel confirms what The Washington Post reported about its award-winning author: “Yousef Al-Mohaimeed is taking on some of the most divisive subjects in the Arab world . . . in a lush style that evokes Gabriel García Márquez.” The story of three men—a Bedouin missing an ear, an orphan missing an eye, and a eunuch—Wolves of the Crescent Moon is a novel of almost overpowering sensuality about people who have been denied sensual experience. As their paths converge in a narrative of graphic immediacy and aching lyricism, they discover the miraculous power of stories to deliver them from the nightmares of their lives to the beauty of a new day.