(From the publisher):
Set in an unnamed Persian Gulf Kingdom in the 1930s, this remarkable novel tells the story of the disruption and diaspora of a poor oasis community following the discovery of oil there. The meeting of Arabs and the Americans who, in essence, colonized the remote region is a cultural confrontation in which religion, history, superstition, and mutual incomprehension all play a part.
Original title: Mudun al-milh 1: Al-tih
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest