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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 09/03/2017
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A gripping and beautifully observed novel of power, corruption and innocence from the author of Terms & Conditions Charlie, a curious boy with a dangerous Dictaphone habit, eavesdrops on the eccentric guests of the Mirage Hotel, as the African nation of Bwalo prepares for the annual appearance of its Glorious Leader Tafumo. Sean, who's given his heart (and the best part of his liver) to Bwalo, struggles to write the great African novel - if only his crazed fiancee would stop distracting him. Josef, kingmaker and mythmaker, starts to hear the ominous rattle of skeletons in his closet. Hope, the nurse caring for the King, keeps the old man alive as she mourns her own broken dreams. And storm clouds gather as petty criminal, Jack, smuggles something into Bwalo - to the Mirage Hotel - that will change the lives of all of them for ever...

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408866320
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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Original, very funny and very poignant. Read it! * Paul Torday, author of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen on Terms & Conditions *
It's wonderful. Funny, poignant, simple and profound - it's the kind of book I absolutely love. And it has the best ending I've read in a very long time * Gavin Extence, author of The Universe Versus Alex Woods on Terms & Conditions *
This great debut feels fresh and playful, and exceptionally readable (footnotes have never been so addictive). It also has stuff to say about life, too, and the importance of seeing the big picture - and the small print. Every book seems to have "funny and life-affirming" written on it but this one actually is * Matt Haig, author of The Humans on Terms & Conditions *
A deliciously cynical story * Independent on Sunday on Terms & Conditions *
Hilarious * Sun on Terms & Conditions *

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“Funny, disturbing and beautifully observed...”

A comic tale of power, corruption and innocence set in the fictional African nation of Bwalo where preparations are under way for the annual appearance of its Glorious leader Tafumo.
Drawing on the author's own... More

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20th March 2016
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