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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street By Hilary Mantel

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

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From the two-time Man Booker Prize winner author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light, a prescient and haunting novel of life in Saudi Arabia.

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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel

From the two-time Man Booker Prize winner author of Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror & the Light, a prescient and haunting novel of life in Saudi Arabia.

Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, a maker of maps, but when her husband's work takes her to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map the Kingdom's areas of internal darkness. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive, watchful. The streets are not a woman's territory; confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self begin to dissolve. She hears whispers, sounds of distress from the 'empty' flat above her head. She has only rumours, no facts to hang on to, and no one with whom to share her creeping unease. As her days empty of certainty and purpose, her life becomes a blank - waiting to be filled by violence and disaster.

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'Horrifyingly gripping. It urges the reader to suspend normal life entirely until the book is read.' Grace Ingoldby, Sunday Times

'A peculiar fear emanates from this narrative: I dread to think what it did to the writer herself.' Anita Brookner, Spectator

'A Middle Eastern Turn of the Screw with an insidious power to grip.' Robert Irwin, Time Out

'A memorably appalled and hellishly funny novel.' Christopher Wordsworth, Guardian

'A stunning Orwellian nightmare.' Literary Review

About Hilary Mantel


Hilary Mantel is the author of fifteen books, including A PLACE OF GREATER SAFETY, BEYOND BLACK, the memoir GIVING UP THE GHOST, and the short-story collection THE ASSASSINATION OF MARGARET THATCHER. Her two most recent novels, WOLF HALL and its sequel BRING UP THE BODIES, have both been awarded the Man Booker Prize.

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GOR001410072
Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel
Hilary Mantel
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2004-05-01
320
0007172915
9780007172917
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