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Lulu in Marrakesh

(2008)
A novel by

 
 
The two-time Pulitzer Prize - and three-time National Book Award - nominated author of the bestseller Le Divorce returns with a mesmerizing novel of double standards and double agents.

Lulu Sawyer, the heroine of Diane Johnson's captivating new novel, arrives in Marrakech, Morocco, hoping to rekindle her romance with a worldly Englishman, Ian Drumm. It's the perfect cover for her assignment with the American CIA: tracing the flow of money from well-heeled donors to radical Islamic groups. While spending her days poolside among Europeans, in villas staffed by local maids in abayas, and her nights at lively dinner parties, Lulu observes the fragile coexistence of two cultures which, if not yet clashing, have begun to show signs of fracture. Beneath the surface of this polite expatriate community lies a more sinister world laced not only with double standards, but with double agents.

As she navigates the complex interface of Islam and the West, Lulu stumbles into unforeseen intrigues: A young Muslim girl, Suma, is hiding from a brother intent on an honor killing; and a beautiful Saudi woman, Gazi, who is vying for Ian's love, leaves her husband in a desperate bid to escape her repressive society. The more Lulu immerses herself in the workings of Marrakech, the more questions emerge; and when bombs explode, the danger is palpable.

Lulu's mission ultimately has tragic consequences, but along the way readers will fall in love with this endearing young woman as she improvises her way through the souk, her love life, and her profession. As in her previous novels, Diane Johnson weaves a dazzling tale in the great tradition of works about naive Americans abroad and the laws of unintended consequence, with a new, fascinating assortment of characters, as well as witty, trenchant observations on the manners and morals of a complicated moment in history.



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Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 1-59722-915-6 / 978-1-59722-915-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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October 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-525-95037-0 / 978-0-525-95037-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-452-29559-9 / 978-0-452-29559-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-14-101916-6 / 978-0-14-101916-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 0-7393-0797-5 / 978-0-7393-0797-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech
Author(s): Diane Johnson
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech
Author(s): Diane Johnson
ISBN: 1-4159-4629-9 / 978-1-4159-4629-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lulu in Marrakech
Author(s): Diane Johnson
Publisher: Plume
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