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In this masterful work of historical fiction set during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire, the schemes of Western powers grappling for a foothold in Mesopotamia come vividly to life. English archaeologist John Sommerville begins excavating a historical site, believing he has uncovered a find that will revolutionize his field. But when the Germans threaten his dig with their railroad, he hires an Arab spy, not recognizing the spies dwelling in his own house.

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"There is something of E. M. Forster in Unsworth's knowing depiction of a decaying empire."--The New Yorker

About the Author

Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393335521
Author:
Unsworth, Barry
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
8.22x5.60x.74 in. .54 lbs.

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