EAN: 9781838851170
Publicatiedatum:  13-08-2020
Formaat: Paperback / softback
Taal: Engels
Aantal bladzijden: 448

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020 'DEVASTATING' Marlon James, 'A MODERN CLASSIC' Andrew Sean Greer, 'INCREDIBLE' Lemn Sissay, 'BRILLIANT' Salman Rushdie, 'MAGNIFICIENT' Aminatta Forna, 'EPIC' Mary Morris, 'WONDERFUL' Laila Lalami, 'UNFORGETTABLE' The Times, 'REMARKABLE' New York Times, 'A MASTERPIECE' Washington Post ETHIOPIA. 1935. With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilise his strongest men before the Italians invade. Hirut and the other women long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. When Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is Hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. She helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms. But how could she have predicted her own personal war, still to come, as a prisoner of one of Italy's most vicious officers? The Shadow King is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, and what it means to be a woman at war.

    EAN: 9781838851170
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    Uitgever: Veltman Distributie Import Books
    Publicatiedatum:   13-08-2020
    Formaat: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 127 mm
    Breedte: 195 mm
    Dikte: 29 mm
    Gewicht: 307 gr
    Voorraad: Beschikbaar
    Aantal bladzijden: 448