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Author: Irene Sabatini Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Boy Series Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781440790140
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Irene Sabatini makes her celebrated debut with this powerful novel set against the tumultuous backdrop of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. Teenagers Lindiwe and Ian meet briefly after Ian is accused of a terrible crime. The friendship they begin endures many tests-and one devastating secret. ". a beautifully written first novel that explores the complexities of post-independent Zimbabwe-ever-shifting affinities of race, family, and other affiliations-through the love story of a mixed-race couple."-Booklist Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Full of clever e-mail banter and tongue-in-cheek humor, this cheeky novel should be enjoyed in one sitting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Teens who enjoyed Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’ Diary will flock just as quickly to this lighthearted romance.”

    School Library Journal

  • “[A] zany, romantic caper.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 2/4/2014

    " Another winner, about Rhodesia transition to Zimbabwe, with a compelling love story at the heart of the action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Featherbooks | 1/31/2014

    " Engaging story of the evolution of love in post-independence Zimbabwe as the country teeters on the edge of civil war. A first novel by a writer I look forward to hearing from again. Good voice, interesting characters and a compelling story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 1/15/2014

    " my only complaint is that the author liberally uses Zimbabwean slang without providing a glossary of terms. even internet searches couldn't help me keep up. otherwise, though, it was a very enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marit | 1/3/2014

    " Well-written, entertaining and engaging about today's Zimbabwe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 12/27/2013

    " Set in Zimbabwe and traces the decline of a beautiful place in a story of connectedness and hope against all odds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 10/19/2013

    " What a beautiful story. Loved every page, loved Lindiwe's voice and the setting. I felt like I was in the middle of a girl growing up and a country devolving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skigirl | 10/9/2013

    " Absolutely fascinating story of a relationship between a black woman and a white man that begins around the time of the birth of Zimbabwe. Interestingly written and you'd never suspect it was the first novel for this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maicie | 5/4/2013

    " A wonderful coming of age story set in post-independent Zimbabwe. I had a difficult time getting into the story. The language native to the region was new to me; as was much of the history protrayed. Glad I stuck with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 3/6/2013

    " Life in post-independent Zimbabwe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 10/30/2012

    " I'm glad I persevered with this. It was touch and go for a while but it gradually drew me enough to see where it was going-it was worth it in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 9/1/2011

    " Book was bought while in Kenya - its a easy read about the life of two south africans. I really liked the story even though she jumped around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khaliah | 8/10/2011

    " I didn't think there was anything particularly earth shattering here, but I really enjoyed this read. Strong prose, well drawn characters, and an in depth look at a world I previously knew nothing make it a book I would recommend to just about anyone. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mya | 2/28/2011

    " Not a fan of this type of book. The woman - man troubled relationship book. Boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 1/21/2011

    " What a wonderful look at the horrible chaos and despair into which Zimbabwe has sunk under "Bob." Even without my familiarity with Zim, this book would have been great; with it, it's iff-the-charts awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/7/2010

    " Slow start, hard to get through the beginning especially with all the foreign words but worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 11/4/2010

    " A strong story about love that crosses racial lines...hard to follow at first but unexpected twists kept me interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ulrika | 7/29/2010

    " A charming book about a white-black relationship in the Zimbabwe of the 1990's. As the country slides into chaos, revenge and dictatorship, love can and will prevail. "

About the Author

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.