Throwing Sparks (ترمي بشرر) By Abdo Khal
'Throwing Sparks', a novel in the Arabic language by Saudi author Abdo Khal. This novel won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2010. When an opulent palace is built on the Jeddah waterfront near his poverty-stricken neighborhood, ambitious Tariq sees a way out of his life of petty crime. He stares longingly at the huge gates, dreaming of the luxuries beyond...but a dream turns into a violent and ugly nightmare.