An unforgettable new novel from literary sensation Gavin Extence that brings to life the human condition, with insight, tenderness and humour.
Beneath the stars, on a stony beach, stand two brothers.
They are wearing lifejackets that are too big for them and their most precious belongings are sealed in waterproof bags tucked inside the rucksacks on their backs.
Turkey is behind them. Two or three kilometres' swim away is the Greek island of Samos, now only a smudge in the moonlight.
Their feet are blistered from walking, their energy is failing.
They wade forward into the Aegean Sea and count one, two, three.
This is the story of what happens next.
This is the story of Mohammed and Zain.
Brothers. Sons. Refugees.
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Absolutely BRILLIANT- just not the genre I expected
I truly love the author’s writing style. He has a gift to pull me in from page 1 of all his books - & this book was no exception. I expected Extence’s newest book to probably be another science-fiction-type genre. It couldn’t have been more diverse. It was a wonderful tale of triumph after adversity. Captivating & well researched. The narrator too was really excellent. The author & narrator brought the 3 main characters to life magnificently. I wish Gavin Extence could write a new book every week. A gifted author.
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