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Author Leftah, Mohamed, author.

Title Captain Ni'mat's last battle / Mohamed Leftah ; translated from the French by Lara Vergnaud.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, [2022]
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 95th Street Adult Fiction  F LEFTAH    AVAILABLE
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Description 144 pages ; 21 cm
Note "Originally published in French as Le dernier combat du captain Ni'mat in 2011 by Éditions de la Différence, Paris, and reprinted in 2020 by La Croisée des chemins, Casablanca"--Title page verso.
Summary "First published after the author's death in 2008, this provocative novel charts the late-in-life sexual awakening of a retired army officer who embarks on a dangerous affair with a male servant. Captain Ni'mat, a reservist from the Egyptian army defeated by the Israelis in 1967, finds himself aging and idle, spending his days at a luxurious private club in Cairo with former comrades. One night, Captain Ni'mat has an exquisite, chilling dream: he sees pure beauty in the form of his Nubian valet. Awakened by these searing images, he slips into the cabin where the young man sleeps. The vision of his naked body so deeply disturbs Captain Ni'mat that his monotonous existence is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to his wife, he comes to know physical love with his valet. In a country where religious fundamentalism grows increasingly prevalent every day, this forbidden passion will lead him to the height of happiness, at least for a time"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Gay military personnel -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.
Genre Gay fiction.
Added Author Vergnaud, Lara, translator.
Added Title Dernier combat du captain Ni'mat. English.
Captain Ni amat's last battle
ISBN 9781635420647 (paperback)
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