Author Paul Torday makes his debut with this clever absurdist novel. Fisheries scientist Dr. Alfred Jones is approached by an extravagantly wealthy sheik with a novel plan. To foster goodwill, the sheik would like to introduce salmon fishing to Yemen - the same Yemen that is largely a desert - and politicians think it's a great idea.More
A remarkably assured first novel, this one is a pure delight." (Booklist)
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Sardonic but warm with themes of faith and courage to follow dreams
- Judith M. Nimmo