`Love always sits in a seat other than the one we were expecting it to, right alongside the place where we expected love to be'In the midst of the Algerian civil war, Hayat is a young novelist trapped in a loveless marriage.
While her husband, a high-ranking officer, preoccupies himself with politics, Hayat finds freedom from her highly regimented life in the world of her writing.
There she weaves a passionate story for her characters.
But the line between fiction and reality blurs when she falls for a man who seems to have walked straight out of the pages of her notebook, a man who seduces her, instead of her heroine, with his silence. As love on paper becomes a forbidden love lived out in the dark corners of a broken city, Hayat's country convulses with political upheaval.
In a place where those who dare to write the truth are made to pay a heavy price, she and her characters will discover that no one can truly be the author of their own destiny. The second novel in the international bestselling trilogy from `the literary phenomenon' (Elle), Ahlem Mosteghanemi, Chaos of the Senses is a powerful story of love, identity and liberation.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 14/01/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408857724