The Fourth Assassin, out in February, follows Omar to visit his son in New York's "Little Palestine" in Brooklyn.
For the Guardian, Rees named his top ten novels set in the Arab world. One book on his list:
Wolf Dreams by Yasmina KhadraRead about another novel on Rees's list.
A young Algerian on the make becomes disillusioned with westernised morality and joins a violent Islamist group. In turn he sees through the corruption and bloodthirstiness of the group's actions. A tormenting portrayal of the suffocating lack of options available to poor Arabs. Khadra (the pen-name of a former Algerian military officer) lives in exile in France.
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