Lulu in Marrakech

By Diane Johnson
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452295599, 307pp.)

Publication Date: September 29, 2009

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The two-time Pulitzer Prize and three-time National Book Award-nominated author of "Le Divorce" returns with a mesmerizing novel of double standards and double agents
In "Lulu in Marrakech," Diane Johnson brilliantly exposes the manners and morals of the cultural collision between Islam and the West. Lulu Sawyer arrives in Marrakech, Morocco, hoping to rekindle her romance with a worldly Englishman, Ian Drumm. It's the perfect cover for her assignment for the 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 maids in abayas, and her nights at lively dinner parties, Lulu observes the fragile and tense coexistence of two cultures. But beneath the surface of this polite expatriate community lies a sinister world laced not only with double standards, but double agents.
As in her previous novels, Diane Johnson weaves a dazzling tale in the great tradition of works about naive Americans abroad, with a fascinating new assortment of characters as well as witty and timely observations on the political and sexual complexities between Islamic and Western culture.



About the Author
Diane Johnson is the author of many works of fiction and non-fiction including Le Mariage, Fair Game, and Lesser Lives. She is a two-time finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
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