The End of Manners

The End of Manners

by Francesca Marciano
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Overview

The End of Manners by Francesca Marciano

Maria Galante and Imo Glass are on assignment in Afghanistan: outgoing Imo to interview girls who have attempted suicide to avoid forced marriage to older men; and shy, perfectionist Maria to photograph them. But in a culture in which women shroud their faces and suicide is a grave taboo, to photograph these women puts everyone in danger. Before the assignment is over, Maria is forced to decide if it's more important to succeed at her work —and please Imo—or to follow her own moral compass. The End of Manners is a story of friendship and loyalty, of the transformative power of journeying outside oneself into the wider world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307377531
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/20/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 339 KB

About the Author

Francesca Marciano is also the author of Rules of the Wild. She lives in Rome.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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End of Manners 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TheReadingWriter More than 1 year ago
This book felt as real to me as a letter from a friend. A food photographer gets talked into going to Afghanistan for work and tells of her experiences. This book reads like the diary of someone thrust into a combat zone and who reacts without the thickened skin of those more experienced living in dangerous areas. The story introduces us to the types of characters one may meet, and the confusion and harrowing conditions there. The scenes are immediate, viseral, and real. It is a very good effort in describing a real situation by a natural storyteller. I look forward to more from this author.
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