Teenage desires and sexual uncertainty weigh heavily through this novel. Set in Saudi Arabia, it begins after the narrator's first lesbian encounter. Her emotions are raw, scared, ashamed yet passionate. A brave concept and may appeal to those looking for a window on a hidden world, rich in description rather than narrative drive.
I was perfectly aware that my secret life, my other life, was an extremely dangerous gamble and a harmful one, and that was part of what made it so pleasurable. I was gambling straight out, but I thought I knew what I was doing. I was aware of how long the path of retreat was, how enormous my reversal would be if I were forced into it. A measure of intense adrenalin pushed me onward, and I bore real and true dread of God's wrath and felt the weight of a terrible guilt complex. I sensed the heaviness of hell upon me, and the heaviness of the others.