Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

A Novel

Hilary Mantel

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A taut and terrifying trip into a distorting mirror--a novel as tense, immediate, and chilling as the world it depicts.

"A Middle Eastern Turn of the Screw with an insidious power to grip."-Time Out

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EIGHT MONTHS ON GHAZZAH STREET

“Would you like champagne?”

This was the beginning; an hour or so out from Heathrow. Already it felt further; watches moved on, a day in a life condensed to a scramble at a check-in desk, a walk to a departure gate; a day cut short and eclipsed, hurtling on into advancing night. And now the steward leaned over her, putting this question.

“I don’t think so.” They had already eaten; dinner, she supposed. So much smoked salmon is consumed on aircraft that it is a wonder there is any left to eat at ground level.

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"Mantel is the blackest of black comedians; she can make your flesh creep with horror and especially with the apprehension of it. Her approach is slow and stealthy; the hair on the back of your neck rises."-Gabriele Annan, The New York Times Review of Books

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Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels, seven of which are available in paperback from Henry Holt. Winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she lives in England. Ms. Mantel reviews for The New York Times and the New York Review of Books.

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Eight Months on Ghazzah Street
A Novel
Hilary Mantel

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
September 2003
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ISBN: 9781429900614
ISBN10: 142990061X
288 pages
$9.99

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Picador
September 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312422899
ISBN10: 031242289X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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