Seductive, erotic and bubbling with the most minute of details, "The Scents of Marie-Claire", set in Paris, tells of the extraordinary relationship between the Tunisian-born narrator and French Marie-Claire.
From the moment they set eyes upon each other until the moment she leaves him, the narrator describes every stage of their relationship; sexual fascination, passion, love, jealousy, longing and destructiveness.
The conflicts arising from the relationship between an Arab man and a Western woman are dealt with in a manner sometimes humorous, sometimes outright shocking.
Living together under the same roof, the narrator discovers, for the first time, what it is to share full intimacy with a woman and, as he tells his story, he delves into his innermost thoughts and feelings, analysing the gradual growth and ultimate dissolution of their relationship.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Arabia Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/04/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781906697235
- Paperback / softback from £8.65
- Hardback from £12.19