Irene Sabatini makes her celebrated debut with this powerful novel set against the tumultuous backdrop of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Teenagers Lindiwe and Ian meet briefly after Ian is accused of a terrible crime. The friendship they begin endures many tests—and one devastating secret.
Ten-year-old Robert knows many things. He knows all about his hometown, Geneva. He knows about the Red Cross and all the places his dad has been. But still he has questions. Is his neighbour, Monsieur Renoir, really evil? Why did he leave a medal on Robert's doorstep? In school, Robert learned all about wars and heroes. But soon he discovers what it really means to be a hero.