In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes audiobook

In the Kingdom of Men

By Kim Barnes
Read by Marguerite Gavin

Dreamscape 9780307273390
11.20 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Raisedin a two room shack by her strict Oklahoma grandfather, Gin Mitchell knows abetter life awaits her when she marries hometown hero Mason McPhee. Even so,nothing can prepare her for what’s to come when Mason takes a job with theArabian American Oil company in 1960s Saudi Arabia. Ginand Mason are given a home with marble floors, a houseboy to cook their meals,and a gardener to tend the sandy patch out back. Even among the veiled womenand strict laws of shariah, Gin’s life has become the stuff of fairytales. But when the body of a young Bedouin woman washes up on the shores ofthe Persian Gulf and Mason disappears, her world starts to close in around her.

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book for Fiction

Raisedin a two room shack by her strict Oklahoma grandfather, Gin Mitchell knows abetter life awaits her when she marries hometown hero Mason McPhee. Even so,nothing can prepare her for what’s to come when Mason takes a job with theArabian American Oil company in 1960s Saudi Arabia.

Ginand Mason are given a home with marble floors, a houseboy to cook their meals,and a gardener to tend the sandy patch out back. Even among the veiled womenand strict laws of shariah, Gin’s life has become the stuff of fairytales. But when the body of a young Bedouin woman washes up on the shores ofthe Persian Gulf and Mason disappears, her world starts to close in around her.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Richly wrought…With a protagonist like this, Barnes could have set her novel in a single room, and we’d keep reading.” Boston Globe
“An immersive and bracing exploration of one woman’s search for freedom amid repression…Gin is a delightful heroine whose tenacity animates those around her, a quality that lays the groundwork for an extraordinary adventure and unsettling conclusion.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“An ambitious amalgam of sexism, racism, corporate colonialism, culture clash, class issues, religion, love and marriage, grief and loss.” Oregonian
“Something more than a novel about an Oklahoman who causes trouble in a foreign land. It’s that, and a feminist bildungsroman.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Kim Barnes

Author Bio: Kim Barnes

Kim Barnes is the author of two memoirs and two previous novels, including A Country Called Home, which received the 2009 PEN Center USA Literary Award in fiction and was named a best book of 2008 by the Washington Post, the Kansas City Star, and the Oregonian. She is the recipient of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award for an emerging woman writer of nonfiction, and her first memoir, In the Wilderness, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in a number of publications and anthologies, including the New York Times; MORE magazine; O Magazine; Good Housekeeping; Fourth Genre; The Georgia Review; Shenandoah; and the Pushcart Prize anthology. Barnes is a professor of writing at the University of Idaho and lives with her husband, the poet Robert Wrigley, on Moscow Mountain.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English