The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since
arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason.
After the accident at Bennington, the two friends—once
inseparable roommates—haven’t spoken in over a year. But
there Lucy was, trying to make things right and return to
their old rhythms. Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has
not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture
out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy—
always fearless and independent—helps Alice emerge from
her flat and explore the country.
But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice—she
feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then
Alice’s husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to
question everything around her: her relationship with her
enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier,
and her very own state of mind.
Tangerine is a sharp dagger of a book—a debut so tightly
wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full
of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it
will leave you absolutely breathless.