The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate

The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate

Book - 2007
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In medieval Baghdad, a penniless man is brought before the most powerful man in the world, the caliph himself, to tell his story. It begins with a walk in the bazaar, but soon grows into a tale unlike any other told in the caliph's empire. It's a story that includes not just buried treasure and a band of thieves, but also men haunted by their past and others trapped by their future; it includes not just a beloved wife and a veiled seductress, but also long journeys taken by caravan and even longer ones taken with a single step. Above all, it's a story about recognizing the will of Allah and accepting it, no matter what form it takes.
Publisher: Buton, MI : Subterranean Press, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596061002
Characteristics: 60 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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Aug 19, 2016

This is a fabulous short read. It plays with our ideas about cause and effect.


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