The Exile Kiss
MarÓd Audran has risen from hustling on the streets of the decadent Budayeen ghetto to being the right-hand man of one of the Maghreb's most feared men. As an enforcer for the powerful Friedlander Bey, MarÓd is just beginning to enjoy his newfound wealth and privilege, when he and Bey are betrayed by a rival and accused of murder.
Sentenced to exile and abandoned to die in the vast Arabian desert, MarÓd and Bey must somehow survive the searing sands and make their way back to the now-hostile Budayeen—and, then, take their vengeance.
By turns thrilling and philosophical, The Exile Kiss is the culmination of one of the great works of modern SF.
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THE EXILE KISSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Third of Effinger's yarns set in the Budayeen, an Arab ghetto in a balkanized future Earth (When Gravity Fails, 1986; A Fire in the Sun, not seen). Hero Marid Audran has risen from small-time street ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lithicbee - LibraryThing
In the third and final book of the Marid Audran trilogy, Marid and Freidlander Bey are sent into the deep desert after being falsely accused of murder. Marid must solve that murder and help Bey back ... Read full review