What does the future hold for Egypt? Utopia is Ahmed Khaled Towfik’s grim futuristic account of Egyptian society in the year 2023, where he takes readers on a chilling journey beyond the gated communities of the North Coast where the wealthy are insulated from the bleakness of life outside the walls.
When a young man and a girl break out from this bubble of affluence in order to see for themselves the lives of their impoverished fellow Egyptians they are confronted by a world that they had not imagined possible. Breathtaking and suspenseful, Utopia’s twists and turns will keep readers guessing until the very last page, and may leave some wondering whether this is a vision of the future that is not too far away.
Utopia was a bestseller when it was first published in Arabic and now this gripping and visionary novel is available to English language readers across the world in a translation by Chip Rossetti, a previous winner of the PEN Translation Prize.
Ahmed Khaled Towfik was born in 1962 and is the Arab world's most prominent bestselling author of fantasy and horror genres. A medical professor at Egypt's Tanta University, he has written over two hundred books.