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The Book on Fire

Published 2009 by Immanion Press .

About the Book

"Balthazar, book thief and bon vivant, arrives in Alexandria to steal from the famous library. But from the moment he steps off the boat, a veiled figure shadows him. Zeinab, literary prostitute and avenging ghost, will be his chaperone through the city of books. With her help, he succeeds in penetrating the underground library. But once inside, instead of ransacking it, he becomes obsessed with the youngest librarian, Shireen, who was born in the library and is herself more than half book. Their love story forms the heart of the novel. Balthazar schemes to get Shireen out of the library. But Zeinab has plans of her own . . .

"In sumptuous, evocative prose, The Book on Fire explores the relationships between creation and destruction, between belief and imagination, between desire and fulfillment."

First Sentence

Call me Balthazar. Call me silverfish, sweet dreams, the end of the rainbow.

Table of Contents

1 Entrances
2 Communion of Thieves
3 Minarets
4 Under Alexandria
5 The Youngest Librarian
6 Lions and Roses
7 Winter Rain
8 Catching Fire
9 Tram 99

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