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By Nina Newington

     during this wonderful debut novel, a toddler dissects the darkness on the middle of her British diplomatic family members. residing in Nigeria near to civil battle, Anna—also referred to as Jake—becomes blood brothers with Dave, the Korean American daughter of a C.I.A. operative. They do push-ups, gather pornography, and plot lives of single freedom whereas round them a rustic disintegrates. Luscious, terrifying, and uncooked, Nigeria itself turns into a lesson in persistence, pain, love. 

     tales are layered upon tales: Anna's grandmother tells tales approximately lifestyles as a white lady at the Gold Coast; the clairvoyant and closeted "Aunt" Elsie provides Anna a narrative of transformation to carry onto within the coming tumult of formative years. but Where Bones Dance additionally spirals right down to the tales that aren't told—sexual abuse, the parable of benign colonialism, the chaos of postcolonial Africa. Sensual and fantastical by means of turns, this relocating, humorous, immensely readable publication can provide an knowing of the interaction of sexuality, gender, race, and warfare that's subtle past the years of its intrepid narrator.


Winner, Georges Bugnet Award for Novel, Alberta Literary Awards, Writers Guild of Alberta

Best Books for basic Audiences, chosen by way of the yank organization of college Librarians and the general public Library Association

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