|Set amidst the turmoil of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, this vivid and highly-acclaimed novel by an Egyptian journalist is an intimate look into the lives of Arab women today.|
|Ahdaf Soueif. the place: bits of paper blowing around, little piles of rubble here |
and there, puddles and pot-holes and some people in a great big rush and others
standing in doorways picking their noses. And people look at you: men look at ...
|In an attempt to understand her conflicting emotions and to discover the truth behind her heritage, Isabel, too, travels to Egypt, and enlists Omar's sister's help in unravelling the story of Anna and Sharif's love.|