novel from the bestselling, award-winning author of Evening is a literary tour de force set in war-torn Africa.
Esther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord's
Resistance Army and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities. She is
struggling to survive, to escape, and to find a way to live with what she has
seen and done. Jane is an American journalist who has traveled to Africa,
hoping to give a voice to children like Esther and to find her center after a
series of failed relationships. In unflinching prose, Minot interweaves their
stories, giving us razor-sharp portraits of two extraordinary young women
confronting displacement, heartbreak, and the struggle to wrest meaning from events
that test them both in unimaginable ways.
With mesmerizing emotional intensity and stunning evocations
of Africa's beauty and horror, Minot gives us her most brilliant and ambitious