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straitgate added a title to their For later shelf May 10 2017
Sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul in1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when wealthy American tourists Chester MacFarland and his young wife Collete meet American expat Rydal, a scammer working as a tour guide. The two befriend him, but...
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straitgate added a title to their For later shelf Sep 29 2016
A brilliant novel from a genuinely exciting new voice in British fiction. A novel for anyone who enjoyed The English Patient.Set in Malaysia in the 1930s and 40s, with the rumbling of the Second World War in the background and the Japanese about...
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straitgate added a title to their In progress shelf Aug 22 2016
'I have been thinking about the girl I met last night in the mirror: dark on the marble-ivory white: glossy black hair: deep suspiring eyes in which one's glances sink because they are nervous, curious, turned to sexual curiosity.' The tragic...
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straitgate added a title to their For later shelf Aug 05 2016
This book is a literary, social, and political portrait of Alexandria at a high point of its history. Drawing on diaries, letters, and interviews, Michael Haag recovers the lost life of the city, its cosmopolitan inhabitants, and its literary...
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straitgate added a title to their In progress shelf May 26 2016
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