Aisha begins life as a Portuguese peasant, moving to Paris to seek out a less stifling existence as the nanny for a bourgeois couple.
However, when Aisha's brother Jose, newly arrived in Paris, kills himself as a protest against the cruelty of the modern world, her life falls apart.
In desperation, she journeys to Morocco to find the sheikh who brought Jose to Islam.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/07/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571234905