Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

ISBN: 0007172915

ISBN 13: 9780007172917

Publication Date: June 07, 2005

Publisher: HarperPerennial UK

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Author: Hilary Mantel

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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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