Florence of Arabia
Nice copy of first edition, first printing. Flat signed by author on title page. Binding and pages are fine, clean and crisp; minor bumping to spine ends. DJ is fine with very minor wear. N° de ref. de la librería B407
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Appalled by the punishment of her rebellious friend Nazrah, youngest and most petulant wife of Prince Bawad of Wasabia, Florence Farfarletti decides to draw a line in the sand. As Deputy to the deputy assistant secretary for Near East Affairs, Florence invents a far-reaching, wide-ranging plan for female emancipation in that part of the world.
The U.S. government, of course, tells her to forget it. Publicly, that is. Privately, she?s enlisted in a top-secret mission to impose equal rights for the sexes on the small emirate of Matar (pronounced ?Mutter?), the ?Switzerland of the Persian Gulf.? Her crack team: a CIA killer, a snappy PR man, and a brilliant but frustrated gay bureaucrat. Her weapon: TV shows.
The lineup on TV Matar includes A Thousand and One Mornings, a daytime talk show that features self-defense tips to be used against boyfriends during Ramadan; an addictive soap opera featuring strangely familiar members of the Matar royal family; and a sitcom about an inept but ruthless squad of religious police, pitched as ? Friends from Hell.?
The result: the first deadly car bombs in the country since 1936, a fatwa against the station?s entire staff, a struggle for control of the kingdom, and, of course, interference from the French. And that?s only the beginning.
A merciless dismantling of both American ineptitude and Arabic intolerance, Florence of Arabia is Christopher Buckley?s funniest and most serious novel yet, a biting satire of how U.S. good intentions can cause the Shiite to hit the fan.
Título: Florence of Arabia
Editorial: Random House, New York
Año de publicación: 2004
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
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