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Finding Nouf

Written by Zoe Ferraris
Fiction

Finding Nouf is a detective story, but at its heart, it offers a glimpse of what it is like to live in Saudi Arabia, where women's choices are restricted. However, the story makes you realize that many men also have limited options in a society with strict rules and customs. The main character, Nayir al-Sharqi, a guide knowledgeable in desert ways, is hired by a wealthy family to find their missing daughter, Nouf. As Nayir tries to solve the mystery, he ends up working with a well-educated but tradition-bound woman, and his reaction and response to her offers readers a glimpse into another way of life and belief.

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