Although set during a single day in the Saudi capital, Mansour’s Eyes also weaves in the history of the Algerian struggle for independence with life as an Arab migrant to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Girod, who currently teaches mathematics at the Lycée International d’Alger, has also spent time as a teacher in Riyadh and Paris. This is his third novel, his first in English.
To celebrate the launch, author Ryad Girod and translator Chris Clarke read parallel excerpts.
Poets & Writers: Ten Questions for Ryad Girod and Chris Clarke. From Girod: “Although with Mansour’s Eyes, 80 percent of it was written in my car.”
End of he World Review: An Excerpt (paywalled)
Buy a copy from Transit Books