While visiting Vienna, the Shah of Persia falls for a beautiful countess.
The Austrian officials arrange for him to spend the night with the countess, but unbeknown to the Shah she is a prostitute who merely resembles the countess.
From this night follows a chain of ruinous consequences.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 23/04/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781862072541