by Ahmed Saadawi
A review in The Guardian calls this recent release an “Absurdist morality fable meets horror fantasy” that is “strange, violent and wickedly funny.” How can you resist that? Saadawi presents us with Hadi, a body-part scavenger intent on making a full corpse out of his findings so that his government can give it a proper burial. Only the corpse goes missing and soon murders in the city start happening, murders done by a “horrendous-looking” killer who cannot be killed. Yes, it’s Frankenstein in Baghdad.