How much would you risk to right a wrong? From the award-winning author ofÂ Ishmael’s OrangesÂ comes a searing novel with a profound moral conflict at its heart.
When a heart attack kills his father, young architect Nick abandons his comfortable London life to volunteer abroad for a year – a lastÂ chance to prove himself, and atone for old sins.
But in a remote village on the edge of the Sahara, dangerous currents soon engulf him: a simmeringÂ family conflict, hiddenÂ violence and fanaticism, his host’s lonely wife hiding secrets of her own. Their attractionÂ threatens both their worlds, blurring the line between right and wrong.Â And when a deadly drought descends it brings an irrevocable choice. With all their hopes at stake, should he take matters into his own hands? Or let fate run its course? His decision hasÂ life-changingÂ consequences for them all.Â
"Claire Hajaj [tells her story] with intensity and a deep sensitivity towards people, and all their strengths and shortcomings."
"'A profound Africa adventure"
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