The Sea of Tears

The Sea of Tears

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
The Renaissance Hotel of Washington, D.C., shelters an array of unique characters, from Jedra, a refugee technician from Iraq, to Phyllis, a desk clerk who remembers Heaven, all of them searching for love and meaning in a mysterious and enchanting world. 40,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
This otherworldly novel delves into the tangled relationships and hidden worlds of people brought together - and torn apart - under extraordinary circumstances. One man, Jedra, has fled his native Iraq and taken a technician job at The Royale Hotel, where he works in the boiler room and pines for the love of Phyllis, a front desk clerk who mysteriously remembers Heaven. Khouri, an Iranian engineer whose entire family has died before him, attends a conference at The Royale. There he meets Patricia, single mother and hotel maid, and finds himself wanting in ways he never has before. And in the penthouse apartment, Daniel Espirito cannot escape his memories of Brazil, his only contact with the world being his room service delivery. That is, until the hotel chef, Leslie Downing, comes knocking on his door.
Harking back to the ancient tales of The Arabian Nights and the poetry of Rumi, but with a decidedly modern eye towards the clashing and mingling of cultures, the result is an invitation to take seriously the mysterious desires of one's heart.

Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, c2005
ISBN: 9781582433035
Characteristics: vii, 237 p. ; 25 cm


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