Sweetness in the Belly

February 14, 2006|
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
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Set in Emperor Haile Selassie’s Ethiopia and the racially charged world of Thatcher’s London, Sweetness in the Belly is a richly detailed portrayal of one woman’s search for love and belonging. Lilly, born to British parents, eventually finds herself living as a devout, young, white Muslim woman in the ancient walled city of Harar in the years leading up to the deposition of the emperor. She is drawn to an idealistic young doctor, Aziz, but their love has only just begun to fulfil its promise when the convulsions of a new order wrench them apart, sending Lilly to an England she has never seen, and Aziz into the darkness of a radical revolution. Camilla Gibb brings to life characters facing extraordinary hardship and loss with the unblinking honesty and emotional generosity that have made her one of Canada’s most exciting literary talents.
CAMILLA GIBB was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels--Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-so''s Life, Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement--as well as the bestselling memoir This Is Happy. Camilla has been ...
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Title:Sweetness in the Belly
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:432 pages, 7.98 X 5 X 1.12 in
Shipping dimensions:432 pages, 7.98 X 5 X 1.12 in
Published:February 14, 2006
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385660181

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