Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

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9780140108156: Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

When Frances Shore joins her engineer husband in Jeddah she is warned not to ask questions. But bored, she begins to speculate about her neighbours and the empty flat above her. At first she believes the flat is being used as a lover's tryst - then she suspects something more sinister.

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"A bold, searingly honest and uncompromising novel." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
"A heady spice of significance cleverly spiced with an aura of lurking menace." --T"he New York Times Book Review"
"A violent conspiracy tale with a nuanced psychological portrait of a woman learning to trust her own eyes and ears." --"Entertainment Weekly"
"A tautly written tale of suspense that makes brilliant use of monotony and claustrophobia to heighten the heroine's growing sense of danger." --"The Washington Post Book World"
"[A] blend of dark and light, comedy and tragedy, heart-in-the-mouth narrative and slow-working analysis of the human condition." --"Los Angeles Times"

A bold, searingly honest and uncompromising novel. "San Francisco Chronicle"

A heady spice of significance cleverly spiced with an aura of lurking menace. "The New York Times Book Review"

A violent conspiracy tale with a nuanced psychological portrait of a woman learning to trust her own eyes and ears. "Entertainment Weekly"

A tautly written tale of suspense that makes brilliant use of monotony and claustrophobia to heighten the heroine's growing sense of danger. "The Washington Post Book World"

[A] blend of dark and light, comedy and tragedy, heart-in-the-mouth narrative and slow-working analysis of the human condition. "Los Angeles Times""

About the Author:

Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of many novels including "Wolf Hall," which won the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. "Bring Up the Bodies," Book Two of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, was also awarded the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Book Award. She is also the author of "A Change of Climate," "A Place of Greater Safety," "Eight Months on Ghazzah Street," "An Experiment in Love," "The Giant, O'Brien," "Fludd," "Beyond Black," "Every Day Is Mother's Day," and "Vacant Possession." She has also written a memoir, "Giving Up the Ghost." Mantel was the winner of the Hawthornden Prize, and her reviews and essays have appeared in "The New York Times," "The New York Review of Books," and the "London Review of Books." She lives in England with her husband.

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Hilary Mantel
Published by Penguin Books (1989)
ISBN 10: 0140108157 ISBN 13: 9780140108156
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