The Gates of Ivory

The Gates of Ivory

Liz Headleand is one of London’s best-known and most prominent psychiatrists. One day she arrives at work to find a mysterious package, postmarked from Cambodia. Inside, hidden amongst scraps of paper, ancient drawings, and old postcards, she discovers pieces of human finger bones. Shocked but intrigued, she realizes the papers belong to her old friend, Stephen Cox, a playwright who moved to Cambodia to work on a script about the Khmer Rouge. Convinced Stephen is trying to send her some sort of message, Liz follows the clues in the box to the jungles of Cambodia, risking her life to find her friend. In this thrilling new adventure with the heroine of The Radiant Way and A Natural Curiosity, Margaret Drabble takes us far from the civilized, familiar streets of London, painting an "urgent, brilliant" (The Boston Globe) portrait of the tumultuous, terror-ridden landscape of Cambodia in the late twentieth century.

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544286900

  • ISBN-10: 0544286901

  • Pages: 480

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

Margaret Drabble
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Margaret Drabble

MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.
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    Praise for Margaret Drabble:

    "Reading a Margaret Drabble novel has always been like cozying up with a cup of hot tea by a gas fire with a dull English winter rain misting the window, and contemplating the story of one's own life."

    The New York Times

    "As meticulous as Jane Austen, and as deadly as Evelyn Waugh."

    —Los Angeles Times

    "The deft commingling of the sentimental and the matter-of-fact is characteristic of writer Margaret Drabble…Drabble is one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation."

    —Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker

    "Reading Margaret Drabble's novels has become something of a rite of passage…Sharply observed, exquisitely companionable tales of women of a certain age and class, educated, egocentric, strong, unlucky in love."

    Washington Post

    "Drabble's fiction has achieved a panoramic vision of contemporary life."

    Chicago Tribune

    "What distinguishes Drabble's fiction from the commonplace is that, like Doris Lessing's early work, it nails femaleness. Drabble's women bleed, some metaphorically, but not all."

    San Francisco Chronicle

    "A superb novelist."

    The Dallas Morning News

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544286900

  • ISBN-10: 0544286901

  • Pages: 480

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 10/01/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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