Love among the Orientals by Maxine Glassman

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Richly textured, Love Among the Orientals tells the intriguing story of Classic Design, an oriental carpet boutique on Boylxon Street in the heart of Boston's Back Bay district. The men and women who work at the shop have all fallen under the spell of the carpets' bold and colorful patterns, and for some, the love affair with each Bakhtiari and Kazak turns to unihibited sexual obession. Amid this climate of sexual discovery is another scandal: someone has been stealing these lush carpets from the homes of Classic Design's clients. Deisre and greed threaten to put the store out of business, and destroy the lives of the owner and employees. With its distinctive setting, Love Among the Orientals is a winning debut in the tradition of Grand Hotel--full of wit, suspense, humor, and a cast of appealing characters.

* An intriguing first novel combining the mythical and sensual appeal of the oriental rug.
* Package will feature the intricate patterns and rich colors of the carpets.
* Author is considered an authority on oriental carpets and lectures frequently on the subject.

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Published June 1, 1998 by Donald I. Fine. 156 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A cloying celebration of the sexual high-jinks of the employees of a Boston rug store, punctuated by a ho-hum mystery about stolen carpets.

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Sophie, Jon, Sarah and Leslie all work at Classic Designs, an Oriental rug store in Boston's Back Bay run by husband-and-wife team Doris and Jake Seagull.

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