Kim Barnes

In the Kingdom of Men
  • In the Kingdom of Men

  • Behind every man is a woman with a story to tell ...

    When Gin McPhee’s husband Mason takes a job at the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, it unlocks a glamorous new lifestyle far from their humble beginnings in Oklahoma. It is a life of private clubs, dinner parties, and a houseboy at their disposal; all kept within the confines of the company compound.

    But as Gin tires of the cocktails and an absent husband, the illusion of freedom is shattered, leaving boredom and curiosity for life beyond the gates - a world she soon finds is one of danger and corruption. And when a young woman is discovered dead in the bay and suspicions point to Mason, the one person she can trust is nowhere to be found.

Kim Barnes is the author of A Country Called Home, winner of a PEN USA Award and shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize, and two critically acclaimed memoirs. She lives with her husband, the poet Robert Wrigley, on Moscow Mountain.

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