A CARAVAN OF BRIDES: A Novel Set in Saudi Arabia
This September, Loon Cove Press will publish Kay's long-awaited novel.
Fawzia returns home to Jeddah after attending college in Lebanon and takes up secretly with her forbidden college sweetheart. When her reckless behavior leads to her devout older sister’s death, she finds the courage to fight for her future in an unlikely friendship with a mysterious old storyteller, the niece of a legendary Bedouin chief.
Narrated by Fawzia and the storyteller, Salma, A CARAVAN OF BRIDES celebrates the dangerous melody that love sings in each generation, as it brings the world of Saudi women, past and present, into focus with a tender touch. The story crosses Arabia, from the ancient cities of Jeddah and Mecca, to a peaceful mountain valley, forbidding northern deserts, and a storied oasis town once known for tolerance and open-mindedness.