Gazelle by Rikki Ducornet

Gazelle

byRikki Ducornet

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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As mesmerizing as a tale from the lips of Sheherazade, Gazelle traces the story of Elizabeth, a thirteen-year-old American girl whose adolescent passion is awakened in the exotic climate of 1950s Cairo. While her mother–whose beauty and sexual prowess both frighten and fascinate Elizabeth–moves into a hotel to pursue a string of lovers, her father, a historian, loses himself in a world of chess and toy soldiers. Elizabeth’s imagination, primed by an explicit edition of The Arabian Nights, leads her to fantasies about her father’s friend, a gentle, older man named Ramses Ragab, a perfume maker who visits their house regularly to play games of war and who opens her up to the mystery of hieroglyphics and the art of exotic scents.


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Title:GazelleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307426009

ISBN - 13:9780307426000

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok not as good as her other books, but still worth reading
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from unique no writes like RD - great book
Date published: 2017-09-29