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Frankenstein in Baghdad

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi - a scavenger and an oddball fixture at the local cafe - collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed.

Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive. As the violence escalates and Hadi's acquaintances - a journalist, a government worker, a lonely older woman - become involved, the Whatsitsname and the havoc it wreaks assume a magnitude far greater than anyone could have imagined. An extraordinary achievement, at once horrific and blackly humorous, Frankenstein in Baghdad captures the surreal reality of contemporary Baghdad.



Praise for this book

"Painful and powerful." - Hassan Blasim


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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018
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ISBN: 1-78607-397-8 / 978-1-78607-397-6 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad
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ISBN: 0-14-312879-5 / 978-0-14-312879-3 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad
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ISBN: 1-78607-162-2 / 978-1-78607-162-0 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
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February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
Publisher: Penguin Books
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