Murder and police procedure, romance and gender roles, are themes that aren’t unique in literature. But set them in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sharing the perspectives of conservative and liberal Muslims and American ex-patriots, and the story unfolds in intriguing, provocative and surprising ways. CITY OF VEILS is the sophomore outing of American author Zoë Ferraris and revisits several of the characters from her award-winning debut, FINDING NOUF.
"Zoë Ferraris is bold in her appraisal of Saudi culture but still open-minded and respectful."
When the body of a young would-be filmmaker, Leila Nawar, washes up on the beach, it