The Orchard of Lost Souls (HB)

From one of "Granta"'s Best of Young British Novelists, a stunning novel illuminating Somalia's tragic civil war It is 1987 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds, but still the dictatorship remains secure. Soon, through the eyes of three women, we will see Somalia fall. Nine-year-old Deqo has left the vast refugee camp where she was born, lured to the city by the promise of her first pair of shoes. Kawsar, a solitary widow, is trapped in her little house with its garden clawed from the desert, confined to her bed after a savage beating in the local police station. Filsan, a young female soldier, has moved from Mogadishu to suppress the rebellion growing in the north. As the country is unraveled by a civil war that will shock the world, the fates of these three women are twisted irrevocably together. Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa and was exiled before the outbreak of war. In "The Orchard of Lost Souls," she returns to Hargeisa in her imagination. Intimate, frank, brimming with beauty and fierce love, this novel is an unforgettable account of ordinary lives lived in extraordinary times.

Product Overview
ISBN 9780374209148
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Author(s) Nadifa Mohamed
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages 336
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.75cm x 3.05cm x 22.86cm
Weight 0.63 kg
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