Nouf, a 16-year-old girl who disappeared into the Saudi Arabian desert three days before her marriage has been found dead, several weeks pregnant. Palestinian Nayir al-Sharqi, who is investigating, concludes that someone within the girl's influential family has something to hide. Author Zoe Ferraris, who lived in Saudi Arabia, provides a fascinating glimpse into the workings and assumptions of Saudi society.
About the Author
This is ZOE FERRARIS s first novel. She moved to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the first gulf war to live with her then husband and his extended family of Saudi-Palestinian Bedouins, who had never welcomed an American into their lives before. She has an MFA from Columbia University and currently lives in San Francisco.