The tragic story of the mysterious and fascinating Justine, and those whose lives she touched in pre-war Alexandria, is told by her lover, an impoverished Irish teacher who has sought refuge across the Mediterranean in Greece.
It is undoubtedly a love story, but the real heroine of the book is its setting: Alexandria, the city 'which decrees that its women shall be the voluptuaries not of pleasure but of pain'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 20/03/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571203970