The Map of Love: A Novel

The Map of Love: A Novel

Ahdaf Soueif

Booker Prize Finalist

"Sweeping and evocative--. An unconventional love story."--The Times (London)

With her first novel, In the attention of the Sun, Ahdaf Soueif garnered comparisons to Tolstoy, Flaubert, and George Eliot.  In her most recent novel, which was once shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize, she combines the romantic ability of the nineteenth-century novelists with a really glossy feel of tradition and politics--both sexual and foreign.

At both finish of the 20th century, ladies fall in love with males outdoors their ordinary worlds. In 1901, Anna Winterbourne, lately widowed, leaves England for Egypt, an outpost of the Empire roiling with nationalist sentiment. faraway from the relaxation of the British colony, she unearths herself enraptured by means of the true Egypt and in love with Sharif Pasha al-Baroudi. approximately 100 years later, Isabel Parkman, a divorced American journalist and descendant of Anna and Sharif has fallen in love with Omar al-Ghamrawi, a talented and tough Egyptian-American conductor along with his personal passionate politics. In an try and comprehend her conflicting feelings and to find the reality in the back of her history, Isabel, too, travels to Egypt, and enlists Omar's sister's assist in unravelling the tale of Anna and Sharif's love.

Joining the romance and complex storytelling of A.S. Byatt's Possession and Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, Ahdaf Soueif has once more created a captivating story of real eloquence and lasting significance.

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