London: Viking, 2019. First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by author. Rare. Used - As New. Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Green endpapers. Special fly leaf insert bearing 'exclusive signed edition' with author's signature in black ink. Second author's signature on title page dated 30th July 2019 and the message 'Still in flux'. 14 x 20.5 cm. Glossary. 312 pp. / As New. Mylar protective cover applied. Item #12687
'In the first minute following her death, Tequila Leila's consciousness began to ebb, slowly and steadily, like a tide receding from the shore...'
For Leila, each minute after her death recalls a sensuous memory: spiced goat stew, sacrificed by her father to celebrate the birth of a yearned-for son; bubbling vats of lemon and sugar to wax women's legs while men are at prayer; the cardamom coffee she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each fading memory brings back the friends she made in her bittersweet life - friends who are now desperately trying to find her . .