Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

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.

Buy The First Century After Beatrice book by Amin Maalouf from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780349105994
ISBN-10: 0349105995
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 144mm x 20mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 22-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about First Century After Beatrice book by Amin Maalouf and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


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.

Books By Author Amin Maalouf

Disordered World by Amin Maalouf

Disordered World

Paperback, August 2012
$18.77
In the Name of Identity by Amin Maalouf

In the Name of Identity

Paperback / softback, March 2012
$25.74
Origins by Amin Maalouf

Origins

Paperback / softback, June 2009
$44.76
Balthasar's Odyssey by Amin Maalouf

Balthasar's Odyssey

Paperback, September 2003
$16.89