The Telegraph (UK) calls Aminatta Forna’s Commonwealth Writers’ Prize-winning tale an “affecting, passionate and intelligent novel about the redemptive power of love and storytelling.” In the aftermath of Sierra Leone’s 1990s civil war, British psychologist Adrian Lockheart comes to work at the Freetown hospital. There he meets a dying elderly patient who confesses to Adrian his past crimes of passion and betrayal.
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“… stunning and powerful …” (Booklist)
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The story is somewhat interesting but it is sloooooow. It goes back and forth between two different, separate stories. The narrator is very, very good. I stopped listening part way through because I just lost interest since it was going so slow for me but I do give kudos to the narrator.
Beautifully written & extremely well read, West African & British accents were lovely, the vivid account of the clash of cultures and sub cultures masterfully woven into a story that gathered momentum as it progressed. Thoroughly enjoyed it
ok, so there are a couple of soap opera twists, but they don't take away from the drama and excellent storytelling.
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