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  • By jbryanjohnson
    Apr 22, 2008
    "Well worth reading" I have worked and lived in Saudi Arabia in Dharan, the small American style town of populated ex-pats that is so well described in this book. Whether or not Dawn's tale is one of literal truth, I would not dare to say, but the feel of the place and the people that populate the book chime in perfectly with my memories of the place in for two years. What makes this book an important read and not just an enthralling account of one woman's personal tragedy played out in some distant bizarre place, is that it provides a good insight into the strong underlying stresses that are generated when people become 'foreigners' and have to try and live their own idea of a 'normal' life in close contact with people whose cultural mores, behavior and expectations are radically different. The book gives an excellent account as to how the small but intense worlds in which these cross-cultural stresses constantly play upon the people within them, can cause sudden... More > eruptions of dramatic and terrible violence, with all the tragic consequences that inevitably follow.< Less
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David Samson
January 2, 2008
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.19 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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