Morocco - David FlusfederFourth Estate, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little faded with some lifting laminate at the joins. Dust wrapper slightly ruffled at the edges with staining to the top edge of the reverse. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned.
From the cover: “Somewhere in Europe, these events took place. In a city threatened by invasion and inhabited by a divided population, Gloria, an ambitious young psychologist, is on a mission to cure men’s souls. When Solomon Heller, a notorious tycoon with digestive problems, asks to be her only client, Gloria acquiesces, although it’s not easy to give up a potentially fruitful relationship with her favourite client, the actor Igo Sym.
Everything is changed by war, the city is transformed, and Gloria abandons her profession — or tries to — but Sym and Heller, even in absence, continue to influence Gloria’s increasingly dangerous world of conspirators, collaborators and stars.
Paranoia, comedy, glamour and heartache: Morocco is imbued with the personality of an appealing narrator whose frailty and courage force her into situations beyond her control. In precise and sensual prose, David Flusfeder has written a novel both dramatically entertaining and morally challenging, on the efforts made to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times.”