Zo Ferraris's electrifying debut of taut psychological suspense offers an unprecedented window into Saudi Arabia and the lives of men and women there.
When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, along with a truck and her favorite camel, her prominent family calls on Nayir al-Sharqi, a desert guide, to lead a search party. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered by anonymous desert travelers. But when the coroner's office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, and her family seems suspiciously uninterested in getting at the truth, Nayir takes it upon himself to find out what really happened to her.
The only problem? He has no access to the women who knew Nouf best, and to gain that access, he must rely on a woman.
Fast-paced and utterly transporting, Finding Nouf offers an intimate glimpse inside a closed society and a riveting literary mystery.
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- ISBN-13: 9780547237787
- ISBN-10: 0547237782
- Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
- Publish Date: May 2009
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
- Page Count: 320
- Reading Level: Ages 14-UP