Life is sweet under the Shade of the Palm Trees
Egyptian short stories
« The origin of all these short stories, Egypt invites us to a journey through time and space, which will lead us from a mysterious oasis to the secret chambers of the Great Pyramid. »
After his novelistic epics, such as Ramses, The Stone of Light and The Mysteries of Osiris, Christian Jacq gives us, for the first time, a collection of strange and mysterious stories. Poetic fables, satirical tales, or suspense stories, these short stories — originated in their author’s amazing knowledge of Ancient and contemporary Egypt — all share a dazzling use of compressed turns of phrases and a taste for the uncanny in our ordinary lives.
Shepherds or mighty people, artists or adventurers, the heroes of these short stories felicitously carry us in a changing and charming daydreaming, and invite us, beyond time and space, to think about the meaning of our lives…