Hardcover Book, The Doomed Oasis, Hammond Innes, Fiction, Adventure, Thriller, Mystery
A hardcover book entitled The Doomed Oasis (a Novel of Arabia) by Hammond Innes. This is a book club edition.
Charles Whitaker is a Welshman who forsakes his native country for the deserts of Araby. Adapting quickly to this hostile terrain, he soon becomes more Bedouin than British. Whitaker's illegitimate son, David, sets out to find his father. He in turn is followed by a Welsh solicitor who hopes to reunite the two men. The story moves at two levels: One involves a desperate struggle for desert oil; the second, hardly less intense, for father and son to find each other. Both struggles are resolved at Saraifa, the doomed oasis of the title.
Ralph Hammond Innes CBE (1913 – 1998) was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as works for children and travel books.
8½ x 6 inches
Published by Alfred A. Knopf -- 1960 -- Book Club Edition
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