Through a sequence of dreams, flashbacks and conversations, Yacoub Iryan, a dying novelist, reflects upon his life, his achievements and his passionate, yet fleeting love affair with a married woman. Lying in his hospital bed, Iryan's conversations with his humourous nurse, Helen, his doctors and his fellow patients paint the picture of an intelligent and enlightened man obsessed with a memory that is fading as his body grows weaker. A Love Story is a poignant reflection on passionate, enduring love and the joys and tragedies of life.
Ghazi Algosaibi has published over twenty works in Arabic and is a writer of both poetry and prose. His works in translation include the novel Seven and the collection of poems Dusting the Colour from Roses, both published by Saqi Books.