Farah Al-Banat bil-Matar Al-Khafeef (The Happiness of Girls with the Drizzle) by Yaseen Adnan, Cairo: Dar Al-Ain Publishing, 2013.
Yaseen Adnan, who was first known as a poet, has penned, in a highly sensitive style, a number of short stories with evocative titles such as 'A Virginal Lesson', 'Who Believes Letters?', 'Violent Quietness' and 'Chatting in White Only'.
The writer is quite clever in creating and weaving beauty from wounds and little dreams. He uses a smooth language that surrounds the reader with a gentle poetic film that hovers in the narrative and successfully composes a pure, untainted tune that resonates long after finishing the collection.
Adnan's fame rests on his poetry, for which he has received a number of awards. The titles of his books are 'Mannequin' (2000), 'Doomsday's Pavement' (2003), 'I can't see' (2007) and most recently 'A Passers-by's Log'.