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Girls of Riyadh

Author: Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh Ṣāniʻ; Marilyn Booth
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2007.
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This debut novel, banned in the author's own country, reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the elite classes of Saudi Arabia. Every week after Friday prayers, the anonymous narrator sends an email to the female subscribers of her online chat group. In fifty such emails over the course of a year, we witness the tragicomic reality of four university students negotiating their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Epistolary fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rajāʼ ʻAbd Allāh Ṣāniʻ; Marilyn Booth
ISBN: 9781594201219 1594201218
OCLC Number: 85814180
Description: viii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Banāt al-Riyāḍ.
Responsibility: Rajaa Alsanea ; translated by Rajaa Alsanea and Marilyn Booth.
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This debut novel, banned in the author's own country, reveals the social, romantic, and sexual tribulations of four young women from the elite classes of Saudi Arabia. Every week after Friday prayers, the anonymous narrator sends an email to the female subscribers of her online chat group. In fifty such emails over the course of a year, we witness the tragicomic reality of four university students negotiating their love lives, their professional success, and their rebellions, large and small, against their cultural traditions. The world these women inhabit is a modern one that contains "Sex and the City," dating, and sneaking out of their parents' houses, and all this causes the girls to collide endlessly with ancient customs. The never-ending cultural conflicts underscore the tumult of being an educated modern woman growing up in the 21st century amid a culture firmly rooted in an ancient way of life.--From publisher description.

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