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The ruins of us

a novel

by Keija Parssinen

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Harper Perennial in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Americans,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Twenty-five years into her marriage to wealthy Abdullah al-Baylani, the American Rosalie is shattered to find that her husband has taken another wife, and worries about the effect this will have on their teenage children, Faisal and Mariam--worries that will soon prove prescient.

    Edition Notes

    StatementKeija Parssinen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3616.A7845 R85 2012
    The Physical Object
    Pagination324, 14 p. ;
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25194281M
    ISBN 100062064487, 0062064495
    ISBN 109780062064486, 9780062064493
    LC Control Number2011028519
    OCLC/WorldCa730414097

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The Ruins of Us is a novel about place written for people who are not from that place. While reading it, I was constantly frustrated with the way both Rosalie and Abdullah play by the rules of Saudi society. But that very conflict that I felt as a reader is the accomplishment of Parssinen’s book.

A Saudi patriarch’s decision to take a second wife unsettles more than just his American-raised spouse. Rosalie, the heroine of Parssinen’s debut novel, has spent more than two decades living in Saudi Arabia, and she’s resigned herself to the country’s sexist constraints: the headscarves she must wear, the cars she’s not allowed to drive, the subservience she must project to her.

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The Ruins of Us by Keija Parssinen Keija Parssinen is a debut novelist who moved to Columbia, Mo., in Her novel is set far away from mid-Missouri, primarily in .For The Ruins of Us, her first novel, she received a Michener-Copernicus Award.

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