A powerful and moving novel, by the Arab worldsleading woman novelist, about four women copingwith the insular, oppressive society of an unnameddesert state.
About the Author
Hanan al-Shaykh, an award-winning journalist, novelist, and playwright, is the author of the short story collection I Sweep the Sun off Rooftops; the novels One Thousand and One Nights, The Story of Zahra, Women of Sand and Myrrh, Beirut Blues, and Only in London; and a memoir about her mother, The Locust and the Bird. She was raised in Beirut, educated in Cairo, and lives in London.
"A gifted and courageous writer."--Middle Eastern International