On arrival as a medical orderly at Suez in 1941, Faulkes is surprised and alarmed to be greeted by a ghost from his family's past. Grinning and dropping enigmatic hints, there is Uncle Raymond, slyly referring to Faulkes' Aunt. This turns out to be Nadia, the beautiful Copt installed in Cairo, who refuses to answer Raymond's letters, however pleading. Faulkes is enlisted to track her down, but it is an operation so bizarre and bungled, that it will leave all their lives marked.In a deft, stylish and intelligent comedy, ...

Kith 2008, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571242795


Trade paperback

Kith 1977, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571110421


Kith 1977, Little Brown and Company

ISBN-13: 9780316604208

American edition

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