In the Eye of the Sun

In the Eye of the Sun

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By (author) Ahdaf Soueif

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  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Format: Paperback | 816 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 41mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2000
  • ISBN 10: 0385720378
  • ISBN 13: 9780385720373
  • Edition statement: Anchor Books.
  • Sales rank: 1,322,899

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Set amidst the turmoil of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, this vivid and highly-acclaimed novel by an Egyptian journalist is an intimate look into the lives of Arab women today. Here, a woman who grows up among the Egyptian elite, marries a Westernized husband, and, while pursuing graduate study, becomes embroiled in a love affair with an uncouth Englishman.

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"Something of a landmark...a bold and important work. [This] is the first novel I know of that successfully renders an Arab, Egyptian Muslim reality in English. A tour de force."--Leila Ahmed, Washington Post Book World "Raw, accurate, searing....Soueif [is] one ofthe most extraordinary chroniclers of sexual politics now writing."--Edward Said, The Times Literary Supplement

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Set amidst the turmoil of contemporary Middle Eastern politics, this vivid and highly-acclaimed novel by an Egyptian journalist is an intimate look into the lives of Arab women today. Here, a woman who grows up among the Egyptian elite, marries a Westernized husband, and, while pursuing graduate study, becomes embroiled in a love affair with an uncouth Englishman.