Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel
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A taut and terrifying trip into a distorting mirror--a novel as tense, immediate, and chilling as the world it depicts.

"A Middle Eastern Turn of the Screw with an insidious power to grip."-Time Out

 

About Hilary Mantel

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Hilary Mantel's novels "offer lessons in life's contrariness, in the tensions between free will, unfortunate accident, and involuntary behavior" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). She is the author of eight novels and winner of the prestigious Hawthornden Prize for Literature.
 
Published September 1, 2003 by Holt Paperbacks. 289 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She sees men with rifles in the streets outside and is sure Yasmin and Samira are lying to her--suspicions that prove horrifyingly right when a British guest of theirs is murdered, Yasmin's husband is shot, and Frances's neighbors turn out to have bloody secrets of their own.

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Set in Saudi Arabia during the boom created by soaring oil prices in the 1980s, this sinuously crafted tale by Hawthorndon Award winner Mantel (for An Experiment in Love) uses the outsider status of a British woman and the minutiae of her daily life to mask and eventually reveal a chilling situat...

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Thirtyish cartographer Frances Shore knew that ''women's decisions did not operate'' in fundamentalist Islamic Saudi Arabia, where she nevertheless moves with her husband on a lucrative construction project.

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