From a daring escape over revolutionary Iran's Zagros
Mountains, to the glittering night clubs of Paris; from the
Caspian Sea to Wimbledon, from a forbidden passion between
two young men in the halls of Princeton University to an
exiled princess's palatial New York apartment, The Riddle of
the Sphinx takes us on a dramatic journey in an epic and
psychological novel of self-discovery, sexual obsession,
exile and destiny.
Like Proustian characters trapped in a mental hologram, the
novel explores the workings of the human mind and tackles
the question of identity, false selves and the
transcendental and existential reality hidden behind the
delusions that are a hallmark of the human condition.
Author Alexandre Montagu delves into myth, philosophy and
the quest for enlightenment using lyrical prose that unfolds
to reveal life's eternal truths in a dazzling tableau.