Single in Saudi

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Bored at work and nursing a broken heart, a thirty something R.N. leaves her prestigious job at a Houston medical center to work at a military hospital in Saudi Arabia in 1978. She arrives in a land struggling to catch up to the Western world while retaining its strict Muslim morality - at least in public. "Genia," a bold, single, blue-eyed blonde, discovers that sex and drugs are very much in demand inside the high-walled compounds of the Western-educated Saudi elite.During two years in The Kingdom, Genia ...
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Overview

Bored at work and nursing a broken heart, a thirty something R.N. leaves her prestigious job at a Houston medical center to work at a military hospital in Saudi Arabia in 1978. She arrives in a land struggling to catch up to the Western world while retaining its strict Muslim morality - at least in public. "Genia," a bold, single, blue-eyed blonde, discovers that sex and drugs are very much in demand inside the high-walled compounds of the Western-educated Saudi elite.During two years in The Kingdom, Genia manages to break every rule short of theft and murder while befriending Arabs of all social standing, including her grateful patients. A hot-shot Saudi Air Force pilot and a top Saudi official become her lovers, and she parties with princes and princesses at their opulent homes and Bedouin camps. But she also dons the veil and long, black obaya in order to move freely among the ordinary Saudis who welcome her into their homes.With plenty of overtime pay and vacation time, Genia travels to more than twenty five countries while based in Saudi Arabia. She describes these travels, along with her relationships, nursing work, and unleashed feminism in this extraordinary memoir of a time when America wasn't a dirty word in the Arab world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403368362
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 924,144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

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    Good read

    Loved it but ending was wasnt good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2002

    Single in Saudi-a revealing true life adventure

    The author takes you on a journey through the highly secretive society of Saudi Arabia with vivid descriptions, sad and funny tales of life in the Kingdom, and life behind the veil. A thoroughly entertaing and interesting read of a young, single, blue eyed blonde woman breaking all the rules in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and getting away with it. I felt like I was living the adventure with her.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Kinda slow and boring at some parts

    Not worth it. If youre not sure, read the sample

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Quick easy enjoyable read

    I read this book in two days very quick but interesting read. The book felt like a conversation with an old girlfriend. Totally recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2005

    Most Enjoyable - Single in Saudi

    In these chaotic times, it is interesting to read a novel detailing the real life experiences of an educated, attractive, single Western female in Saudi Arabia during an era when it was safe to be an American in the Middle East. 'Genia' is gifted writer and I look forward to more novels.

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