A boundary-breaking erotic autobiographical novel by a woman from the Arab world, The Almond is an astonishing, gorgeous work of literature that casts new light on sexuality and Muslim women.
An international best seller and a boundary-breaking work of autobiographical erotica by a contemporary woman who is an observant Muslim, The Almond
is a journey into the erotic undercurrents of a seemingly puritanical world. Its heroine, Badra, has led a repressive marriage and the small town of Imchouk
for Tangier. Now free, Badra discards the role of timid, sexless wife and engages in a passionate relationship with a wealthy doctor who makes her feel pleasure she has never known before. As Badra remembers and rediscovers her own sexual being, The Almond
inspires, illuminates, and reminds us of the transformative power of pleasure.