من أروع الروايات العربية والتي بلغت القائمة القصيرة لجائزة البوكر العربية لعام ٢٠١٦ للروائي المصري محمد ربيع
in the Arabic, 'Mercury' a novel by Egyptian novelist Mohammad Rabea (b. 1978), short listed on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 (Arabic Booker Prize).
Description from International Prize For Arabic Fiction:
'Mercury is a dark fantasy which imagines 'the counter revolution' in Egypt as a reality in a nightmarish future. The eponymous hero of this fantasy novel is an officer who witnessed the defeat of the police in Cairo on the 28 January 2011. Over a decade later, Egypt is occupied by a mysterious power and the remnants of the old police force are leading the popular resistance, fighting among the ruins of a shattered Cairo. It is a daily hell of arbitrary killing, an intensified version of the sporadic massacres witnessed since the famous revolution in January.'
Short listed on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016 (Arabic Booker Prize)