The Black Book (1990 novel) - Aladdin's Store - The Letters in Mount Kaf Summary & Analysis

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The fourth chapter is another column of Jelal’s called, “Aladdin’s Store.” He introduces the topic by explaining that he has to balance his desire to write picturesque columns with other kinds of stories. His gradual loss of memory means that he wants to continue telling stories before they are gone forever. He goes to Aladdin to begin the interview, but it turns into Jelal telling Aladdin the small personal stories of the importance that his store has for the neighborhood and himself. He asks Aladdin to tell him the stories of his shop as his memories fade.

Aladdin himself is a simple man, who owns his shop and simply tries to please his customers. He suffers from their misunderstandings, when he is blamed because something happens to the products bought from him. They mess up...

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