Publication Date: January 2013
Categories: South Africa, Apartheid, Literary
In apartheid South Africa in 1976, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. He is smuggled into Botswana, where he is hired as a gardener by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who has abandoned her Ph.D. studies to follow her husband to Africa. When Isaac goes missing and Alice goes searching for him, what she finds will change her life and inextricably bind her to this sunburned, beautiful land.
Like the African terrain that Alice loves, Morse’s novel is alternately austere and lush, spare and lyrical. She is a writer of great and wide-ranging gifts.
First of all I have to thank Belle for recommending this book. It was stunning and intense and WOW! The only way to describe my thoughts and feelings about this book? Gifs baby!
In short? READ THIS BOOK.