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A thousand veils : a novel

Author: D J Murphy
Publisher: [S.l.] : Www.lulu.com, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Fatima Shihabi, an Iraqi poet and journalist, learns she is marked for death by Saddam Hussein's secret police, she flees Iraq, evading Saddam's helicopters hunting her in the desert, only to discover that no other country will grant her asylum. Her flight from Saddam's vengeance, and the extraordinary efforts of Charles Sherman, a Wall Street lawyer, to save her life, is the subject of this gripping novel,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Murphy
ISBN: 9781435705319 1435705319
OCLC Number: 212781285
Description: 396 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: DJ Murphy.

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When Fatima Shihabi, an Iraqi poet and journalist, learns she is marked for death by Saddam Hussein's secret police, she flees Iraq, evading Saddam's helicopters hunting her in the desert, only to discover that no other country will grant her asylum. Her flight from Saddam's vengeance, and the extraordinary efforts of Charles Sherman, a Wall Street lawyer, to save her life, is the subject of this gripping novel, inspired by a true story. How Fatima and Charles, bound by their common humanity, love for each other, and fate, manage to thwart Saddam and achieve redemption sends a powerful message to the post-9/11 world. Their story points the way toward eventual reconciliation and synthesis between Islam and the West.

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Beautiful Love Story, Poignant Thriller

by KnowWhatILike (WorldCat user published 2008-06-30) Excellent Permalink

This novel is the poignant story of a strong Iraqi woman journalist and poet who must flee her country, leaving her beloved daughter behind, to escape the death clutches of Saddam's secret police.  She escapes through the desert into Saudi Arabia, only to be arrested, thrown into jail, and face...
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