Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Pg. 69: Raymond Beauchemin's "The Emptiest Quarter"

Featured at the Page 69 Test: The Emptiest Quarter: Novellas by Raymond Beauchemin.

About the book, from the publisher:
The three novellas in The Emptiest Quarter find their inspiration in the sands and streets of Abu Dhabi, where author Raymond Beauchemin lived for four years, a time that overlapped with the building of the Louvre and Guggenheim museums and the opening of Sorbonne and NYU campuses, the convulsions of the Arab Spring and the eruption of civil war in Syria. The characters who populate The Emptiest Quarter live at both the centre and the fringes of the conflict between preservation and progress, including sheikhs, western oil-and-gas men, burned-out journalists, pearl divers, and Filipina caregivers, all striving to find themselves, to find love, to find balance in ever-shifting sands.
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The Page 69 Test: The Emptiest Quarter.

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