Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel in Ely

Monday 14th May 2012

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7pm
  • Start time 7.30pm

Eight Months on Ghazzah Street follows Frances Shore, a cartographer whose husband’s work takes her to Saudi Arabia. But when she arrives, she finds herself unable to map the Kingdom’s areas of internal darkness. The regime is corrupt and harsh, the expatriates are hard-drinking money-grubbers, and her Muslim neighbours are secretive and watchful. The streets are not a woman’s territory; confined in her flat, she finds her sense of self begin to dissolve.