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A lyrical and moving novel by a twice ORANGE-listed rising star, set in 1950s Sudan and Egypt.
Leila Aboulela was born in Cairo and grew up in Khartoum. All three of her previous novels, The Translator, Minaret and Lyrics Alley, were longlisted for the Orange Prize. Lyrics Alley won Novel of the Year at the Scottish Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, while Aboulela's collection of short fiction, Coloured Lights, won the Caine Prize. She lives in Aberdeen. www.leila-aboulela.com/ www.facebook.com/pages/Leila-Aboulela-Official/134742056629289
Leila Aboulel's delightful novel explores the relationship between the personal and the political in a time of upheaval * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * A sophisticated and emotionally resonant tale. * SUNDAY HERALD *