Mr. Tohotmos's Opera', Arabic fiction by Egyptian novelist and poet Naim Sabri. The novel investigates the precariousness of life and the price of passionate pursuit of one’s passions. This theme is explored through the unstable life of Tohotmos, an unknown oud player, whose dream is to compose an Egyptian Arabic opera which would be comparable to the classical operas of the world.
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Madbouly Books, 2008
18 x 14 cm
Arabic Fiction - Novel - Egypt
Driven by the pursuit of his musical passions, Tohotmos quits school after his primary education. At a young age, he then gets married and has two boys.
Instability characterizes Tohotmos’s life, even with regards to where he lives. His level of alcohol consumption upsets his wife and sisters and hence he lives in constant motion between their houses… sometimes living at home and sometimes at his sisters’ and brother’s houses, who always get upset with him to the point of kicking him out.