A Special Companionableness for a Lonely Person

Ibtsam Nagy  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2021  |  Egypt
This collection of stories addresses the daily lives of characters in crisis living in tough conditions within harsh communities. They face their absolute loneliness, whose impact transpires through psychological deformities, nightmares, hallucinations, surrendering, self-isolation, workaholic attitudes, and obsessions. The stories cover aspects of these characters’ daily lives in light of societal contradictions and their feelings towards them, their daily experiences and hardships as people constantly in hiding, pretending to be people they are not.