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Egyptian short stories

« The origin of all these short stories, Egypt invites us to a journey through time and space, which will lead us from a mysterious oasis to the secret chambers of the Great Pyramid. »
Christian Jacq

After his novelistic epics, such as Ramses, The Stone of Light and The Mysteries of Osiris, Christian Jacq gives us, for the first time, a collection of strange and mysterious stories. Poetic fables, satirical tales, or suspense stories, these short stories — originated in their author’s amazing knowledge of Ancient and contemporary Egypt — all share a dazzling use of compressed turns of phrases and a taste for the uncanny in our ordinary lives.

Shepherds or mighty people, artists or adventurers, the heroes of these short stories felicitously carry us in a changing and charming daydreaming, and invite us, beyond time and space, to think about the meaning of our lives…


“You will savour these texts about Eternal Egypt which display their author’s idea and language virtuosity.”

“Truly delightful!”
Nous Deux

“A moment of evasion and dream that you will appreciate”
Ici Paris


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  • Hungary: Europa
    Portugal: Bertrand
  • Romania: Rao Books
    Spain: Planeta

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