The ruins of us: a novel
The Ruins of Us is a compelling, timely debut novel that explores the loneliness of expatriate life and the dangers of intolerance, as well as the things we'll do for love.
More than two decades after moving to Saudi Arabia and marrying powerful Abdullah Baylani, American-born Rosalie learns that her husband has taken a second wife. That discovery plunges their family into chaos as Rosalie grapples with leaving the country, her life, and her family behind.
Meanwhile, Abdullah and Rosalie's consuming personal entanglements blind them to the crisis approaching their sixteen-year-old son, Faisal, whose deepening resentment toward their lifestyle has led to his involvement with a controversial sheikh. When Faisal makes a choice that could destroy everything his embattled family holds dear, they all must confront difficult truths as they fight to preserve what remains of their world.
The Ruins of Us is a timely story about intolerance, family, and the injustices we endure for love that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new voice in contemporary fiction.
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|Grouping Title||ruins of us|
|Grouping Author||parssinen keija|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-05-25 22:52:49PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-05-25 23:55:19PM|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Twenty-five years into her marriage to wealthy Abdullah al-Baylani, the American Rosalie is shattered to find that her husband has taken another wife, and worries about the effect this will have on their teenage children, Faisal and Mariam--worries that will soon prove prescient.|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Americans -- Saudi Arabia -- Fiction
Saudi Arabia -- Fiction
|title_display||The ruins of us : a novel|
The Ruins of Us A Novel
The ruins of us : a novel / Keija Parssinen
|title_short||The ruins of us :|