The Sand Fish -

The Sand Fish

A Novel from Dubai

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A novel of Dubai, The Sand Fish by Maha Gargash offers readers a fascinating glimpse into another corner of the world. Set in the 1950s in what is now the United Arab Emirates, The Sand Fish tells the poignant and powerful story of a rebellious young woman trapped in a repressive society-as richly atmospheric a look at Middle Eastern life and culture as The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Alaa Al Aswany's The Yacoubian Building.

Product code: 9780061744679

ISBN 9780061744679
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H203xW135xS21
No. Of Pages 368
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
On Sale Date 14/01/2010
Seventeen-year-old Noora is not like the other women of the sun-battered mountains of the Arabian Peninsula in the 1950s. With the death of her mother, her father sinks into a dazed madness. That's when her brother assumes responsibility and insists that she marry. Noora refuses, and flees to a nearby mountain village.