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Marvelous Things

The novel revolves around “Asmaa”, a widowed peasant woman, who refuses to surrender to her harsh reality … and desires to provide her children with the best opportunities possible; she spares no efforts in making her dreams come true … the brilliant engineer, “Hazem”, who represents knowledge and power … and the sea captain who […]

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The novel revolves around “Asmaa”, a widowed peasant woman, who refuses to surrender to her harsh reality … and desires to provide her children with the best opportunities possible; she spares no efforts in making her dreams come true … the brilliant engineer, “Hazem”, who represents knowledge and power … and the sea captain who embodies fortune and status and writes stories and poems as if he weaves history from cobweb.
The novel will indeed confuse you, you will wonder if it is about the struggle of classes, the struggle of life, or the hope that evades us each time we approach it, turning into thin vapor beyond our reach, or the secrets that haunts the underworld of graves, or the book of dead in which we inscribe our fates, or is it the submission to little things that lead us to marvelous destinations? Indeed it is a perplexing read.