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on 2 October 2007
For those readers who find most contemporary literary fiction high on polish but low on passion, this terrific novel will come as a welcome shot in the arm.

Traversing Portugal, Paris and Morocco, it's a brave book from a writer unafraid to take risks. At its heart lies a collision between bourgeois Westerner and devout Muslim, something that all too easily could feel forced or deliberately 'topical'. That isn't the case, however, as Wadham invests each of her characters with real humanity and individuality. They may not always be likeable, but they're always interesting.

Like the reviewer above, I too am mildly puzzled by Wadham's relatively low profile. If 'The Long Tail' is to be believed, I'm sure it won't last forever as she's simply too enjoyable a writer to remain a secret for much longer.
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