by Dinaw Mengestu - £8.99 Hodder & Stoughton (2015)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781444793758 | ISBN 10: 1444793756
An unforgettable tale of love, friendship and revolution set between Africa and America, by the winner of the Guardian First Book Award.
LONGLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2015
Two young friends join an uprising against Uganda's corrupt regime in the early 1970s. As the line blurs between idealism and violence, one of them flees for his life.
In a quiet Midwestern town in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, an African student falls for the woman who helps him settle in. Prejudice overshadows their relationship, yet it is equally haunted by the past.
Both men are called Isaac. But are they one and the same?
(Price & availability last checked: February 2015)
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