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Published by Viking in London .
Written in English


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The Physical Object
Pagination(320)p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22049013M
ISBN 100670821179

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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. By HILARY MANTEL Henry Holt and Company. Read the Review. September bits of their conversation: jargon, catchphrases. At home, at her widowed mother's house in York, she had been reading books about her destination. Despite her skepticism, her better knowledge, their contrived images lingered in her mind. Buy EIGHT MONTHS ON GHAZZAH STREET New Ed by Mantel, Hilary (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(). "Though all Mantel's novels illumine societal evils -- be it the British class system in An Experiment in Love, the malevolent interplay between personality and public events in A Place of Greater Safety or colonialism in A Change of Climate-- Eight Months on Ghazzah Street is perhaps Mantel's most overtly political work. Her outrage against a society that virtually imprisons women, mutilates thieves, stones .   Shunning the expatriate housing compound, the Shores move into a grim four-flat building on Ghazzah Street. Shut out from practicing her profession by the severe, ultra-sexist legal code of Saudi Islam, Frances writes in a journal and observes a domestic scene that comes to seem more and more ominous as she struggles to define the ever-shifting /5(3).

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street Book at Bedtime Nearly 30 years on from its original publication, Hilary Mantel revisits her third novel to create a ten-part serialisation. Similarly, ''Eight Months on Ghazzah Street'' explores the vagaries of cultural misunderstanding, the excesses of fundamentalism, the insidious workings of greed and parochialism -- a heady brew of.   ‹ See all details for EIGHT MONTHS ON GHAZZAH STREET Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street. Set in Saudi Arabia during the boom created by soaring oil prices in the s, this sinuously crafted tale by Hawthorndon Award winner Mantel (for An Experiment in.

  Jiddah also provided the backdrop for her next novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street (), a political thriller charged with a sense of profound cultural conflict. Demonstrating her versatility, Mantel followed that book with a fanciful religious mystery set in s England, Fludd ().   Long before Hilary Mantel became famous for her acclaimed Booker Prize historical novels, I knew her as an author of novels like Beyond Black () with its dark humour and macabre undertones. Eight Months on Ghazzah Street () — a serendipitous find at the library — is in the same vein, with the added frisson of having been written in the aftermath of Mantel’s own unhappy .   One of Britain’s greatest living novelists, Hilary Mantel published her first novel, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, in She is a two-time winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction for her novels, Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, Mantel is currently working on a third part to the sequence, titled The Mirror and the :   Bring Up the Bodies, Book Two of the Thomas Cromwell Trilogy, was also awarded the Man Booker Prize and the Costa Book Award. She is also the author of A Change of Climate, A Place of Greater Safety, Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, An Experiment in Love, The Giant, O'Brien, Fludd, Beyond Black, Every Day Is Mother's Day, and Vacant : Picador.