PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
In a city of sultans, seductresses and apes, Balian of Norwich is pursued through a maze of streets by the Father of Cats, Fatima the Deadly, Shikk the half-man and many others. The Arabian Nightmare pervades the darkness of medieval Cairo. It haunts the labyrinth of its streets. It is a dream without awakening, a flight without escape, a tale without end.
It was in the first Dedalus list in 1983 and has never been out of print since. It is one of the great works of literary fantasy of its period and has been translated into twenty languages and acclaimed universally for its brilliance and inventiveness. It is essential reading for any devotee of literary fiction.
No. of pages: 266
Publication date: 28.10.2002
978 1 873982 73 0
978 1 907650 76 5
Rights sold: UK (Penguin/Viking with rights reverting)
Germany (Eugen Diedericks Verlag , Goldmann Verlag and then Suhrkamp),
Spain (Alianza then Jaguar),
Czech Republic (Arcadia),
Denmark (Ravens Sorte),
France (Phebus,pocketbook Libretto),
Russia(Glas,Symposium, then Palmyra),
Italy (Meridiano Zero),
Greece (Periplous with rights reverted),
Portugal(Temas e Debatas),
The Middle East(Barzan),
Indonesia(Ufuk Press with rights reverted),
Turkey(Plan B with rights reverted).