A young couple in search of their first home comes in contact with a real estate agent who is quite the character, quite the talker, who metaphorically introduces them to the world around them. Set in Dubai, this story was interesting to read for its regional effect, with spot on language that gave the story that extra thing that made it seem authentic and real to the reader. Perhaps a bit sentimental for my tastes, the story is nonetheless well written and full of rich detail. It's not every day I read a story set in Dubai and that alone made this worth the read.
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