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Publisher Description

A bold new novel that “augments a body of work worthy of a Nobel Prize” (Kirkus Reviews), from the internationally acclaimed author of North of Dawn
 
Nuruddin Farah—“the most important African novelist to emerge in the past twenty-five years” (The New York Review of Books)—returns with a provocative, unforgettable tale about family, freedom, and loyalty. A departure in theme and setting, Hiding in Plain Sight is a profound exploration of the tensions between liberty and obligation, the ways in which gender and sexual orientation define us, and the unintended consequences of the secrets we keep.

When Bella, a fashion photographer living in Rome, learns of her beloved half-brother’s murder, she travels to Nairobi to care for her niece and nephew. But when their mother resurfaces, reasserting her maternal rights and bringing with her a gale of chaos and confusion that mirrors the deepening political instability in the region, Bella must decide how far she will go to obey the call of sisterly responsibility.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
October 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Jenn D ,

Not worth purchasing

I was intrigued by this book after reading a brief synopsis of it. I understood it would be a murder mystery type of plot, exploring potentially the politics of UN officials working in conflict areas. The book, in reality, has nothing to do with the plot description put forth in the synopsis. The writing is disjointed and laughable at times for its incoherence. The style does not flow; several sections read more like bizarre stream-of-consciousness dialogue with little to no thought to the overall pace of the novel. Would not recommend.

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