This Blinding Absence of Light

This Blinding Absence of Light In this extraordinary non-fiction novel based on a true story Tahar Ben Jelloun traces the experiences of Salim who in 1971 took part in a failed coup attempt to oust King Hassan II of Morocco With sixty others Salim was incarcerated in a secret prison complex in the Moroccan desert he was to remain there for nearly twenty years In starkly eloquent beautiful prose Ben Jelloun relates the prisoners&39; experiences as they struggle to survive The son of a witty feckless courtier who disowns him Salim tells stories to keep sane - from the suras of his beloved Koran to the plot of A Streetcar Named Desire Even in the darkest most terrible conditions sympathy insight the human quest for meaning and understanding never desert Salim The resulting novel is a wrenching yet exquisite celebration of the human spirit and its determination to survive &39;A masterpiece&39; Judges of the IMPAC award &39;a sad and splendid book&39; New York Times Book Review
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