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The Ruins of Us (Paperback)

Author:  Keija Parssinen
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0062064487
ISBN-13: 9780062064486
Sku: 222288637
Publish Date: 1/17/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  352
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A Saudi-born author''s stunning debut novel tells the story of a Saudi billionaire and the turmoil and heartbreak that rock his family after his American wife discovers he has taken a second bride, and his son begins an ominous journey towards radicalism.
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Saudi-born author Keija Parssinen’s stunning debut offers the intricate, emotionally resonant story of an American expatriate who discovers that her husband, a Saudi billionaire, has taken a second bride—an emotionally turbulent revelation that blinds them both to their teenaged son’s ominous first steps down the road of radicalization. Readers of The Septembers of Shiraz will be captivated by Parssinen’s story of love and betrayal, fundamentalism, family and country in the Middle East. Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead, hails Parssinen’s characters as “richly conceived, and her evocative petrol universe of wealth, privilege, and intrigue is unforgettable,” characterizing The Ruins of Us as having “powerful storytelling that is refreshing and entertaining.”

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"[This] is a transporting novel that brings together the distinct worlds of Texas and Saudi Arabia through the turbulent times of one family's experience. By the novel's end, each character attempts to regain footing within the new understanding and configuration of the family. And for the reader, it becomes a world that is familiar and foreign all at once." - S. Kirk Walsh 02/11/2012
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0352
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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