The Resource The consequences of love, Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia

The consequences of love, Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia

Label
The consequences of love
Title
The consequences of love
Statement of responsibility
Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia
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Language
eng
Summary
"Under the hot sun, the Jeddah streets resemble a scene from an old black and white movie: the women dressed like long, dark shadows and the men in their light cotton tunics. Naser's friends have all left town for cooler climes but he must stay behind and hold down his job at the local carwash. During his time off, he sits beneath his favourite palm tree, writing to his mother in Africa and yearning for the glamorous Egyptian actress he hopes to meet one day. It's hard to adjust to a world that puts up so many barriers between men and women: walls in the mosque, divider panels in the buses and veils on the street. Naser feels increasingly trapped, not least by the religious police who keep watch through the shaded windows of their government jeeps." "A splash of colour arrives in Naser's world when, unexpectedly, a small piece of paper is dropped at his feet. It is a love note, from a woman whose face he has never seen and whose voice he has never heard. She tells him that she will wear a pair of pink shoes the next time she passes so that he can pick her out from all the other women in identical black abayas. Erotic tension runs high; Naser and his beloved begin to exchange letters. But in moments of doubt the pink shoes seem to lead him into a cul-de-sac of thwarted desire, fraught with danger." "Relationships between unmarried men and women are illegal under the strict Wahhibism of Saudi state rule - and it's not long before their forbidden love must face the hardest test of all."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6101.D39
LC item number
C66 2008
Literary form
novels
The consequences of love, Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia
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The consequences of love, Sulaiman S.M.Y. Addonia
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Under the hot sun, the Jeddah streets resemble a scene from an old black and white movie: the women dressed like long, dark shadows and the men in their light cotton tunics. Naser's friends have all left town for cooler climes but he must stay behind and hold down his job at the local carwash. During his time off, he sits beneath his favourite palm tree, writing to his mother in Africa and yearning for the glamorous Egyptian actress he hopes to meet one day. It's hard to adjust to a world that puts up so many barriers between men and women: walls in the mosque, divider panels in the buses and veils on the street. Naser feels increasingly trapped, not least by the religious police who keep watch through the shaded windows of their government jeeps." "A splash of colour arrives in Naser's world when, unexpectedly, a small piece of paper is dropped at his feet. It is a love note, from a woman whose face he has never seen and whose voice he has never heard. She tells him that she will wear a pair of pink shoes the next time she passes so that he can pick her out from all the other women in identical black abayas. Erotic tension runs high; Naser and his beloved begin to exchange letters. But in moments of doubt the pink shoes seem to lead him into a cul-de-sac of thwarted desire, fraught with danger." "Relationships between unmarried men and women are illegal under the strict Wahhibism of Saudi state rule - and it's not long before their forbidden love must face the hardest test of all."--BOOK JACKET
Control code
550734
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780701182427
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP550734
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  • (OCoLC)222157062
  • (BNAtoc)B6845506
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