As Rich as the King

As Rich as the King

By: Abigail Assor

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“Don’t let its French prize-winning status fool you: this is a pleasurable, even filthy summer romance . . . about motorbikes, moody teens and misplaced desire on the Moroccan coast.” – The Times (UK)

A coming-of-age tale and twisted love story, set amid the beaches, streets, and mansions of 1990s Casablanca

This deliciously sensual, poetic, and provocative love letter to Casablanca hums with the city’s sounds, sights, tastes, and smells on every immersive page. A critically acclaimed debut novel, As Rich as the King is appearing in English for the first time.

Sarah is poor, but at least she's French, which allows her to attend the city's elite high school for expats and wealthy locals. It's there that she first lays eyes on Driss. He's older, quiet and not particularly good looking - apart from his eyes, which are the green of thyme simmering in a tagine. Most importantly he's rumoured to be the richest guy in the city. She decides she wants those eyes. And she wants a life like his.

But to get to Driss she will have to cross the gaping divide that separates them and climb to the top of the city's society, from street corner merguez and frites to mansions overlooking the ocean. Provocative, immersive, sensual, As Rich as the King is an unforgettably twisted love story amidst the streets of Casablanca.

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Publisher name:
Steerforth Press

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Paperback / softback | Trade paperback (US)

Penguin Random House

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