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The Red Nightingale

Richard Hargis

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ISBN 10: 0615334091 / ISBN 13: 9780615334097
Published by Rimer Resun Books
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248 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.5in. x 0.7in.From a Berber woman banished to North Africa, expunged from her common-law marriage with St. Augustine at the behest of his mother, Monica, descends a line of cave dreamers whose dreams transport us out of the past to 1970s Algiers and a young Berber woman named Malena, who flees her tribe to avoid a forced marriage. Malena longs to be a jazz singer in Paris but ends up in a sleazy cabaret in terror-ridden Algiers. In her subsequent struggle to earn enough money to pay her way out, she scrubs, sings, acts as a go-between for her CIA-operative boss, and runs poor workers through an underground conduit to Spain. Malenas exploits soon gain the attention of Algerian Security. When she is implicated in a French plot to reclaim Algerian oil for nonpayment of royalties, her life is in jeopardy. She meets and falls in love with another CIA operative, Lytton Mallory, who vows to help her escape. She nearly realizes her escape to Paris, when Algerian Security closes in. Malena must find another way out. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780615334097

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Title: The Red Nightingale

Publisher: Rimer Resun Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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From a Berber woman banished to North Africa, expunged from her common-law marriage with St. Augustine at the behest of his mother, Monica, descends a line of cave dreamers whose dreams transport us out of the past to 1970s Algiers and a young Berber woman named Malena, who flees her tribe to avoid a forced marriage. Malena longs to be a jazz singer in Paris but ends up in a sleazy cabaret in terror-ridden Algiers. In her subsequent struggle to earn enough money to pay her way out, she scrubs, sings, acts as a go-between for her CIA-operative boss, and runs poor workers through an underground conduit to Spain. Malena's exploits soon gain the attention of Algerian Security. When she is implicated in a French plot to reclaim Algerian oil for nonpayment of royalties, her life is in jeopardy. She meets and falls in love with another CIA operative, Lytton Mallory, who vows to help her escape. She nearly realizes her escape to Paris, when Algerian Security closes in. Malena must find another way out.

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