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Frankenstein in Baghdad

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
Man Booker International Prize Best Book (nominee)
*Man Booker International Prize finalist*

“Brave and ingenious.” —The New York Times

“Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.” —Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner for Redeployment


“Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read.” —Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist for The Yellow Birds

From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadi—a scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local café—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 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—first from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by “Baghdad’s new literary star” (The New York Times), Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Painful and powerful." - Hassan Blasim


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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
ISBN: 1-78607-397-8 / 978-1-78607-397-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
ISBN: 1-78607-060-X / 978-1-78607-060-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
ISBN: 0-14-312879-5 / 978-0-14-312879-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi, Jonathan Wright
ISBN: 1-78607-162-2 / 978-1-78607-162-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia 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
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2018 : 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
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel
Author(s): Ahmed Saadawi
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA