Category: Fiction / General
Publication date: 5 August 2004
Number of pages: 512
Sally Goodchild is everything you'd expect of a thirty-seven year old American journalist - independent, strong-willed and ambitious. That is until she meets Tony Hobbs, an English foreign correspondent, on assignment in Cairo.
What the papers say:
"As it gathered pace... I found my heart beating faster. I cannot remember a more compulsive book... I am bowled over by the art of the novelist" Daily Telegraph 20040719 "Kennedy knows how to keep the pages turning...A pacy, absorbing and intelligent story" Elizabeth Buchan, The Times 20040719 "Excellent ... The pace is thriller-like, so cancel all engagements for the duration" Good Housekeeping 20040719 "Writing in the first person as a woman, [Kennedy] pulls off a bold imaginative transformation that I find enthralling and persuasive" Jonathan Raban 20040719 "His impressive achievement is... his narrator Sally, whose turbulent emotions he conveys with an unusual depth of understanding" Times Literary Supplement
Douglas Kennedy's novels include the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship, The Woman in the Fifth and The Moment. He is also the author of three highly praised travel books. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages. In 2006 he was awarded the French decoration of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Born in Manhattan, he has two children and currently divides his time between London, Paris, Berlin and Maine.
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