Translated by Olive E. Kenny
Edited and revised byMursi Saad El Din
Introduction byMursi Saad El Din
This is the story of a theatrical family of Cairo, whose playwright son exposes its most intimate and sordid secrets on the stage in his first play. The story is told four times from four different viewpoints: that of the family acquaintance, the father, the mother, and Abbas, the son, who is the central character.