Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

by Hilary Mantel

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2004

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From the two-time Man Booker Prize winner, 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.
ISBN:
9780007172917
9780007172917
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x19mm
Weight:
0.21kg
Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the author of fourteen 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 - an unprecedented achievement.

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