A Jigsaw of Fire and Stars
Description*Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2018.
*Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Award 2018.
A powerful, haunting debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore.
Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure. It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants and refugees . Her people.
Fourteen years on she's a member of Mama Rose's unique and dazzling circus . But, from their watery grave, the unquiet dead are calling Sante to avenge them:
A bamboo flute. A golden bangle. A ripening mango which must not fall . . .
. . . are these the missing pieces of the jigsaw which will tell Sante's story?
Praise for Yaba Badoe:
'An ambitious, impressive and skilful blend of modernity, mystery and myth' SUNDAY TIMES .
'Things don't get much more original than this' BOOKS FOR KEEPS .
'A blend of magical realism and brutality, this is a powerful and original novel' DAILY MAIL .
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