A contemporary love story set in Scotland and Sudan by Leila Aboulela.
A young Muslim widow working in Aberdeen is attracted to a twice-divorced Scottish academic.
When her boss falls ill, an Arabic translator becomes emotionally involved in his private life.
The relationship between Rae and Sammar reaches the point of no return.
Sammar asks Rae if he will convert to Islam and marry her.
Can a twice-divorced Scottish academic convert to Islam in order to marry the woman he loves?