An octogenarian, a former Wafdist or nationalist and journalist who returns to his beloved native Alexandria upon his retirement.
A beautiful peasant girl or fallaha from the region of Beheira near Alexandria.
A dark, solid peasant some 30 years old, with piercing eyes. He speaks with an irritating rural accent.
Mahmoud Abu al-Abbas
A newspaper vendor in Ramleh Square in Alexandria, Egypt.
This character hails from an old country family in Tanta, where he owns 100 feddans of land, which he has let out.
A member of the Base Unit at Amalgamated Metallurgies.
A handsome 25-year-old with delicate features that are childish and almost feminine.
An engineer and friend of bookkeeper Sarhan al-Bekheiry.
The name used by Sarhan al-Beheiry's jilted lover.
Doreya and Fawzi
Friends of narrator Mansour Bahy during his years at the...
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