The Storyteller of Marrakesh
Friday, February 25, 2011
Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya talks about his novel, The Storyteller of Marrakesh: the first in an ambitious cycle of novels set in the Islamic world. The storyteller, Hassan, gathers listeners each year to the city square to share their recollections of a young, foreign couple who mysteriously disappeared years earlier, and their tales overlap, confirm, and contradict each other. Hassan hopes the tales will discover the truth, and absolve his brother, who is in prison for their disappearance.