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Haunted all his life by an ominous childhood mystery, James Oakley returns to his birthplace on an island off the coast of India to find the truth he fears but longs to know about the death of his young mother
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Winner of the Commonwealth Writers? Prize for Best Novel (Eurasia) and the Writers? Guild of Great Britain Best Novel Award.
A childhood mystery has haunted James Oakley all his life: the disappearance and unexplained death of his mother far away in India. Years later, in an attempt to unlock the past, he returns with his unhappy wife Daisy to the islands where he was born, a place of treacherous seas and hurricanes, which conceals an appalling secret.
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“Langley has a very definite and original voice of her own, with the power to portray a real sense of deeper truths about humanity within the context of a gripping and moving story.” – Sunday Times
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Book Description Milkweed Editions, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111571310142
Book Description Milkweed Editions, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1571310142