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The Boy Next Door Winner Of The 2010 Orange Prize For New WritersImmediately Engaging, Vivid And Buzzing With Energy, The Boy Next Door Is The Work Of A True Storyteller At Heart A Love Story, It Is Also So Much As, Through The Experiences Of Its Charismatic Protagonists, It Charts The First Two Decades Of The Emerging Zimbabwe With Honesty, Humour And Humanity Irene Sabatini Has Written An Important Book That Will Enchant Readers And Which Marks The Emergence Of A Serious New Talent Di Spiers, Editor Of Readings At BBC Radio 4,Orange Award For New Writers Chair Of JudgesSynopsis In Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, There Is A Tragedy In The House Next Door To Lindiwe Bishop Her Neighbor Has Been Burned Alive The Victim S Stepson, Ian McKenzie, Is The Prime Suspect But Is Soon Released Lindiwe Can T Hide Her Fascination With This Young, Boisterous And Mysterious White Man, And They Soon Forge An Unlikely Closeness Even As The Country Starts To Deteriorate Years After Circumstances Split Them Apart, Ian Returns To A Much Changed Zimbabwe To See Lindiwe, Now A Sophisticated, Impassioned Young Woman, And Discovers A Devastating Secret That Will Alter Both Of Their Futures, And Draw Them Closer Together Even As The World Seems Bent On Keeping Them Apart The Boy Next Door Is A Moving And Powerful Debut About Two People Finding Themselves And Each Other In A Time Of National Upheaval.

!!> EPUB ✻ The Boy Next Door  ✶ Author Irene Sabatini – Valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • The Boy Next Door
  • Irene Sabatini
  • English
  • 05 June 2019
  • 031604993X

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  1. says:

    Breathe in And out Where do I begin with this review I received this book from Hachette Book Group I ll start there It sat on my bookcase for a while before I was ready to pick it up it was intimidating and large and serious looking and I knew I needed to be ready for it I started it, and fifty pages in I stopped and restarted it, and I m glad I did Restarting it allowed me to settle in with the narrative voice, it let me be fully familiar with Lindiwe and the way she uses memories to fil Breathe in And out Where do I begin with this review I received this book from Hachette Book Group I ll start there It sat on my bookcase for a while before I was ready to pick it up it was intimidating and large and serious looking and I knew I needed to be ready for it I started it, and fifty pages in I stopped and restarted it, and I m glad I did Restarting it allowed me to settle in with the narrative voice, it let me be fully familiar with Lindiwe and the way she uses memories to fill in the past so I can understand what makes the present so profound The Boy Next Door is epic It spans decades It follows Lindiwe from adolescence through her transformation into a woman She is fourteen when the novel starts, and her seventeen year old neighbor has been arrested for lighting...


  2. says:

    What I love about reading is that you can pick up a book you ve never heard of, full of a place and time you know nothing about and by the end of it have a real feel for the people and their lives.A small mystery ...


  3. says:

    Had I reviewed this book after the first 150 pages, I would only have given it 3 stars It had the usual first novel feel, with passages that could have been muchfully explored But by the time I reached the end of the book, I had been totally drawn in The relationship between Ian, a Rhodie and Lindiwe, a young colored woman in Zimbabwe shortly after independence was initially not that compelling typical teen love But as the book went on, their struggle to build a meaningful life t Had I reviewed this book after the first 150 pages, I would only have given it 3 st...


  4. says:

    This book immerses the reader in the political unrest experienced in Zimbabwe formerly Rhodesia as well as the culture, religiosity and corruption The Boy Next Door is the coming of age story of a young black girl and the white boy next door, their romance, trials, and troubles as a racially mixed couple in a political hot zone One of the most interesting aspects of this book is that Ian white boy appears to have the deepest loyalties to Zimbabwe of the two of them In spite of the educati This book immerses the reader in the political unrest experienced in Zimbabwe for...


  5. says:

    After signing up for the Around the World in 52 Books challenge for 2012, I ended up in a handful of other groups having to do with world literature This was selected as the November contemporary lead in the Great African Reads group I m behind, and then chose to listen to the audio, but I finished today.First of all the narrator of the audiobook was wonderful She has also done some Adichie and I would love to hear her do that Her accents really brought the story to l...


  6. says:

    I loved this engrossing novel In a crowded market of first time novels this one stands out both for its unusual setting Zimbabwe in the years following independence and for its sure handling, a keenly observed story by a writer who clearly knows the world she describes and who is obviously passionate about all her characters.Lindiwe and Ian are the pro...


  7. says:

    I loved this book It was a wonderful, page turning, sometimes heartbreaking, clear eyed, unsentimental immersion in Zimbabwe from the 80s til today, told through the lens of a powerful uncliched love story It has the sweep and power of an epic novel, a fresh crisp narrative voice, and characters it is easy to care passionately about A lovely counterpoint to Don t Let s Go to the DogsThis book goes beyond archetype and cliche and shows us life in Zimbabwe from the inside It s not easy to b I loved this book It was a wonderful, page turning, sometimes heartbreaking, clear eyed, unsentimental immersion in Zimbabwe from the 80s til today, told through the lens of a powerful uncliched love story It has the sweep and power of an epic novel, a fresh crisp narrative voice, and characters it is easy to care passionately about A lovely counterpoint to...


  8. says:

    I picked up this book looking for a novel about Zimbabwe, but it turned out to be a modern relationships type book a story about how relationships are difficult and complicated, with a Zimbabwean backdrop Which might not have been so bad, except that I never believed in the relationship and there s precious little plot to capture the reader s attention The first chapter was promising, but the rest of the book failed to deliver.The Boy Next Door chronicles the relationship between Lindiwe, t I picked up this book looking for a novel about Zimbabwe, but it turned out to be a modern relationships type book a story about how relationships are difficult and complicated, with a Zimbabwean backdrop Which might not have been so bad, except that I never believed in the relationship and there s precious little plot to capture the reader s attention The first chapter was promising, but the rest of the book failed to deliver.The Boy Next Door chronicles the relationship between Lindiwe, the black narrator, and Ian, her white lo...


  9. says:

    I absolutely loved it I am returing the ARC to the friend I borrowed it from but I am going to buy my own copy I googled the book and found the following review by Debra Ginsberg in Shelf Awareness which really captures the way I felt about the story Irene Sabatini s remarkable debut novel about Zimbabwe is a kaleidoscopic blend of elements encompassing everything from coming of age and first love to race, nationalism and the rapid degradation of a once thriving country Her portrayal of t I absolutely loved i...


  10. says:

    This is the best book I ve read in many years The characters are very much alive and the story is vividly told There is so much life and suffering at the beginning I was saddened by what seemed to be another tragic story about the impossibility of living through one s choices But how the story proved me wrong I got engrossed with the plot a littleevery page I turned and ended up feeling very emotional and attached to the characters, all of them They all have a truth to tell This boo This is the best book I ve read in many years The characters are very much alive and the story is vividly told There i...

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