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Hubert Haddad

Hubert Haddad is a poet, playwright, short story writer and novelist. Born in Tunisia, he began publishing in 1967 with his first collection of poems, Le Charnier déductif. A recipient of the Grand Prix du Roman de la Société des Gens de Lettres and the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, three of Haddad’s works have been translated into English: Palestine, Opium Poppy, and Rochester Knockings: a Novel of the Fox Sisters.

About the book: Desirable Body

Desirable Body brings the story of Frankenstein into our time, following journalist Cédric Allyn-Weberson after he suffers a horrific accident that leaves him paralyzed from the neck down. After agreeing to a gruesome body transplant, he must adapt to life with his new body, from encountering his lover to learning more about his donor, and ultimately exploring the relationship between the mind and body. This captivating novel serves both as a work of dystopian fantasy and as an allegory, reflecting the ways in which we interact with nature and with ourselves.

Desirable Body, written by Hubert Haddad and translated from the French by Alyson Waters, was published in the United States on August 21, 2018 by Yale University Press.

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