As Rich as the King

Abigail Assor


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Pushkin Press
4 July 2024
ISBN: 9781782278924
224 pages

From the publisher

Translated by Natasha Lehrer

Sarah might be poor, but at least she's French, which allows her to attend Casablanca's elite high school. It's there that she first lays eyes on Driss. He's not very good looking-apart from his eyes, which are the deep green of thyme simmering in a tagine-but the word is he's the richest guy in the city. Sarah decides she wants those eyes, and a life like his.

So begins a twisted, provocative love story that will see Sarah climbing Casa's social ladder, all the way from street-corner merguez and chips to poolside joints in a mansion overlooking the ocean. But, as Sarah will learn, this city has a way of putting you back in your place...