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- DescriptionA funny, disturbing, and deeply affecting vel of power, corruption, and incence in colonial Africa, by the author of Terms & Conditions.As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day--the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his subjects--we meet five very different people: Charlie, a curious boy with a dangerous dictaphone habit, eavesdrops on the eccentric guests of the Mirage Hotel.Sean, an Irishman who s given his heart (and the best part of his liver) to Bwalo, struggles to write the great African vel--if only his crazed fiancee and fierce thirst would stop distracting him.Josef, the mythmaker and kingmaker who paved the way for Tafumo s rise to power, starts to hear the omius rattle of skeletons in his closet. Hope, the nurse caring for the King, keeps the old man alive, maintaining the facade of the powerful ruler as she mourns her own broken dreams.And in the countdown to the Big Day, storm clouds gather as a petty criminal, Jack, smuggles something into Bwalo--specifically to the Mirage Hotel--that will change the lives of all of them forever.
- Author BiographyRobert Glancy was born in Zambia and raised in Malawi. At fourteen he moved from Africa to Edinburgh, then went on to study history at Cambridge. His first novel, Terms & Conditions, was published by Bloomsbury in 2014 to critical acclaim. He has recently been awarded the Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship in New Zealand, where he currently lives with his wife and children.
- Author(s)Robert Glancy
- PublisherBloomsbury USA
- Date of Publication15/11/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBloomsbury USA
- Weight544 g
- Width150 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
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