"Timeless, vivid and utterly essential." Fergal Keane, author of The Madness
AN AWARD WINNING NOVEL FOLLOWING THREE GENERATIONS TORN APART BY THE TUTSI GENOCIDE
Blanche returns to Rwanda after building a life in Bordeaux with her husband and young son, Stokely. Reuniting with her mother Immaculata, old wounds are reopened for both mother and daughter while Stokely, caught between two countries, tries to understand where he comes from and where he belongs.
Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s unforgettable debut novel follows three generations torn apart by the genocide against the Tutsis, as they try to reconnect with one another, rebuild broken links and find their place in today’s world.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
"Beautiful and breath-taking." Lizzy on Netgalley
"This is a book to read and re-read." Jo Ann on Goodreads
"This book was intense and filled me with emotion... Truly memorable and lyrical." Rachel on Netgalley
"Raw, heartfelt and full of pain [with] so many poetic and spine tingling quotes." Sharmila on Netgalley
"A literary feat through and through." Thomas on Goodreads
"I just can't recommend it enough." Kacey on Netgalley
"A beautiful and heartbreaking book." Elizabeth on Goodreads
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