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When Julie Summers' car breaks down in a sleazy street, a young Arab garage mechanic comes to her rescue.
Out of this meeting develops a friendship that turns to love.
But soon, despite his attempts to make the most of Julie's wealthy connections, Abdu is deported from South Africa and Julie insists on going too - but the couple must marry to make the relationship legitimate in the traditional village which is to be their home.
Here, whilst Abdu is dedicated to escaping back to the life he has discovered, Julie finds herself slowly drawn in by the charm of her surroundings and new family, creating an unexpected gulf between them ...'As gripping as a thriller and as felt as a love song' IRISH TIMES
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 07/10/2002
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747557951
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Review by madhuri_agrawal
An exceptionally brilliant and creative book. Placed in two different countries that are perhaps on a different plane of life altogether, it is a story of a cultural swap, where the two protagonists reject their given identities, to persue adopted ones. The language is easy and inviting - the writing style even more so.