Petra: The Concealed Rose by Amjad Nasser



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Translated from the Arabic by Fady Joudah. Published by Tavern Books, Portland, 2014. First edition. . Softcover, sewn wraps 25pp. First American edition. Fine in Fine dust jacket

“Amjad Nasser’s masterful syncopated lyrical prose brings to life the once-lost city of Petra, unknown to the Western world until 1812 when it was rediscovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. Fady Joudah provides a powerful translation of this contemporary Jordanian epic, which doubles as travel guide to one of the world’s wonder”¬†