Kate Pullinger takes a footnote from literary history as the launch pad for her novel MISTRESS OF NOTHING. Suffering from tuberculosis, author Lady Lucie Duff Gordon heads to Egypt with her devoted maid, Sally Naldrett, and an interpreter, Omar Abu Halaweh. This scenario and these individuals Pullinger pulls from real life, but she teases out with her vivid imagination the intimate and intricate account of their interwoven interpersonal lives--including the child born of an affair between Sally and Omar.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Love + Relationships + Sex, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Historical Fiction, General