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Diving for Pearls

Diving for Pearls

Why a Booktrail?

2000s : A young woman’s body floats in the Dubai marina. Her death alters the fates of six people, each one striving for a better life in an unforgiving city.

  • ISBN: 978-0857527486
  • Genre: Fiction, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

A young Irish man comes to stay with his sister, keen to erase his troubled past in the heat of the Dubai sun. A Russian sex worker has outsmarted the system so far – but will her luck run out? A Pakistani taxi driver dreams of a future for his daughters. An Emirate man hides the truth about who he really is. An Ethiopian maid tries to carve out a path of her own. From every corner of the globe, Dubai has made promises to them all. Promises of gilded opportunities and bright new horizons, the chance to forget the past and protect long-held secrets.

But Dubai breaks its promises, with deadly consequences. In a city of mirages, how do you find your way out?

Travel Guide

BookTrail it to Dubai and its marina

The story centres on the very impressive Dubai marina and the various sights around it. This is where the body is found and where the stories of the various characters come together.

There’s glitz, glamour and expats. Plenty of shadows too where that gold starts to fade….

The other location in the novel is Dublin which is where the backstories of the characters originate but Dublin and all its oddities and special features are the focal point which everyone experiences through their own viewpoints.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Diving for Pearls

Destination/location: Dubai Author/guide: Jamie O’Connell Departure Time: 2000s

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