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When sixteen-year-old Nouf goes missing, along with a truck and her favorite camel, her prominent family calls on Nayir al-Sharqi, a desert guide, to lead a search party. Ten days later, just as Nayir is about to give up in frustration, her body is discovered by anonymous desert travelers. But when the coroner's office determines that Nouf died not of dehydration but from drowning, and her family seems suspiciously uninterested in getting at the truth, Nayir takes it upon himself to find out what really happened to her.
The only problem? He has no access to the women who knew Nouf best, and to gain that access, he must rely on a woman.
Fast-paced and utterly transporting, Finding Nouf offers an intimate glimpse inside a closed society and a riveting literary mystery.
Author: Zoë Ferraris
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.80d
Audience: Young Adult
Reading Level: 5.8
Point Value: 16
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 137895 / Finding Nouf
About the Author
Ferraris, Zoë: - ZOË FERRARIS was born in Oklahoma. She moved to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the first gulf war to live with her then husband and his extended family of Saudi-Palestinian Bedouins, who had never welcomed an American into their lives before. She has an MFA from Columbia University and lives in San Francisco.
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