This Arab nation, with the capital city of Riyadh, is depicted in the book as being oppressive to women based upon tradition and religious doctrine.
This is an Islamic form of marriage in which men can quickly marry and then divorce girls as young as eleven years old, according to their whims and desires.
The main character in this book has a second home in this city where she retreats with her family to seek psychiatric help for one of her daughters who is experiencing mental distress.
This is the holy city of the Muslim faith, and devout Muslims make a pilgrimage here to worship.
It was to this city that the main character and her royal family travel for a family wedding and where she attempts to stop the circumcision of her housekeeper's granddaughter, but is unsuccessful.
The main character...
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