Tropic of Violence

Author: Nathacha Appanah
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0857057723
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Marie, a nurse on the island of Mayotte, adopts an abandoned baby and names him Moïse, raising him as a French boy. As he grows up, Moïse struggles with his status as an "outsider" and to understand why he was abandoned as a baby. When Marie dies, he is left alone, plunged into uncertainty and turmoil, ending up in the largest and most infamous slum on Mayotte, nicknamed "Gaza". Narrated by five different characters, Tropic of Violence is an exploration of lost youth on the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean. Shining a powerful light on problems of violence, immigration, identity, deprivation and isolation on this island that became a French département in 2011, it is a remarkable, unsettling new novel that draws on the author's own observations from her time on Mayotte.

Blue Island

Author: Jean Raspail
Format: PDF
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The year is 1939, the eve of war in France. A troop of adolescents in the countryside of Touraine led by the bold beautiful Bertrand, play war games to test their chivalry. Matching Bertrand in beauty is Maite, his cool, remote girlfriend. The others, including the narrator, bask in their leaders' perfection but cannot match them in courage, idealism, or inventiveness. Like the children in Lord of the Flies, the group assaults the boundaries between childhood and adulthood, games ans life, at Bertran's summer retreat, Blue Island.

The Girlfriend

Author: Michelle Frances
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 149671248X
Format: PDF, ePub
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A mother. A son. His girlfriend. And the lie they’ll wish had never been told. Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but hasn’t led Laura’s golden life. And she wants it. When tragedy strikes, a decision is made and a lie is told. A lie so terrible it changes their lives forever… The Girlfriend is a taut and wickedly twisted debut psychological thriller—a novel of subtle sabotage, retaliation, jealousy and fear, which pivots on an unforgivable lie, and examines the mother–son–daughter-in-law relationship in a chilling new light.