First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf
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First Century After Beatrice
By Amin Maalouf

The First Century After Beatrice

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First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf

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A French entomologist, attending a symposium in Cairo, finds a cruious kind of bean being on a market stall. It is claimed the beans, derived from the scarab beetle, have magic powers; specifically the power to guarantee the brith of a male infant - and when the entomologist does some research in to the matter, discovering the incidence of female birth has become increasingly rare, he is left in no doubt that the world has entered intoa critical phase of its history. As this beloved daughter Beatrice approaches maturity, the entomologist and his partner question the validity of gender bias, and attempt to redress the growing imbalance before it reaches irreversible proportions. But in the poverty and famine of the South, where male children can mean the difference between survival and starvation, the popularity of the scarab beans is already taking devastating effect.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349105994
ISBN-10: 0349105995
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 22-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf Balthasar's Odyssey, Paperback (September 2003)

In the Koran, there are 99 names for God. Does the 100th exist? Months before the dawn of the apocalyptic "year of the beast", 1666, Balthasar Embriaco, a Genoese Levantine merchant embarks on a quest to find the answer. He sets out on a journey that will take him across the breadth of the civilized world.

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Author Biography - Amin Maalouf

international edition of the leading Beirut daily an-Nahar, and editor in chief of Jeune Afrique. He lives in Paris with his wife and three children.

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