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Dark Side of Love, the (2004) [Novel]
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A dead man hangs from the portal of St Paul's Chapel in Damascus. He was a Muslim officer--and he was murdered. But when Detective Barudi sets out to interrogate the man's mysterious widow, the Secret Service takes the case away from him. Barudi continues to investigate clandestinely and discovers the murderer's motive: it is a blood feud between the Mushtak and Shahin clans, reaching back to the beginnings of the 20th century. And, linked to it, a love story that can have no happy ending, for reconciliation has no place within the old tribal structures.

Rafik Schami's dazzling novel spans a century of Syrian history in which politics and religions continue to torment an entire people. Simultaneously, his poetic stories from three generations tell of the courage of lovers who risk death sooner than deny their passions. He has also written a heartfelt tribute to his hometown Damascus and a great and moving hymn to the power of love.

Original title: Die dunkle Seite der Liebe
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives
FictionHistoricalAsiaMiddle East
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: The Dark Side of Love

The Dark Side of Love (2009)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Anthea Bell
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The Dark Side of Love (March 31, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Interlink Books
ISBN: 9781566567800
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.3 x 2.1 in
Pages: 853

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