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From the author of the international bestseller "Incendiary" comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate ...Show synopsisFrom the author of the international bestseller "Incendiary" comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers--one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.Hide synopsis
Description:NewTight binding with clean text. New Cover has some wear along...NewTight binding with clean text. New Cover has some wear along edges. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 304 p. Audience: General/trade. The publishers of Cleave's new novel don't want to spoil the story by revealing too much about it. They will say that the beach scene is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan and a well-off British couple.
My friends called this a "quick read" but though that is true enough, it proved to be a multilayered tale told in 2 separate voices. Emphasis was on characterization, motivation and control; but the plot was still plausible enough that the book holds the reader's interest. The ending comes sort of ...
Interesting story told from two perspectives. Beautiful visual descriptions juxtaposed with memories of horrific events. It is definitely a great story for those interested in the relationship between Europe and Africa.
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