The Quebec journalist, Pierre Dagenais, is sent to Egypt to cover the events of the Arab Spring. The country has been in chaos since the popular uprising and a provisional government is trying as best it can to hold on to the reins of power.
When there is no news of Pierre, his cousin and lecturer, Alain Thibault, decides to go looking for him. Disappearance in Cairo is a thriller that takes us on a wild chase through the streets of the Egyptian capital.
This is an exhilarating story that skillfully brings to life the revolts of 2011, events whose repercussions are still being felt today.
Born in Cairo and qualified in translation and French literature, Élie Hanson is a globetrotter who lived on four continents before finally settling in Montreal. Following his contribution to Canadian culture with his novel Le Carnet Maudit, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Key Sales Points
– The story depicts a critical period in Egypt, the Arab Spring uprising of 2011.
– The author does not take sides with either of the protagonists but tries to show the experience of the Egyptian people, the prejudices involved and the situation of the country’s women.