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Author: Corban Addison Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9781490603872
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Lusaka, Zambia: Zoe Fleming is a young, idealistic American lawyer working with an NGO devoted to combatting the epidemic of child sexual assault in southern Africa. Zoe's organization is called in to help when an adolescent girl is brutally assaulted. The girl's identity is a mystery. Where did she come from? Was the attack a random street crime or a premeditated act? A betrayal in her past gives the girl's plight a special resonance for Zoe, and she is determined to find the perpetrator. She slowly forms a working relationship, and then a surprising friendship, with Joseph Kabuta, a Zambian police officer. Their search takes them from Lusaka's roughest neighbourhoods to the wild waters of Victoria Falls, from the AIDS-stricken streets of Johannesburg to the matchless splendour of Cape Town. As the investigation builds to a climax, threatening to send shockwaves through Zambian society, Zoe is forced to radically reshape her assumptions about love, loyalty, family and, especially, the meaning of justice. Download and start listening now!

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  • “A hauntingly good read. The Garden of Burning Sand is a powerful and moving novel about rape and corruption in the country of Zambia. This fast-paced, engaging story is told through the eyes of an American human rights lawyer working in the country, and the details on every page make it deserving of readers’ complete attention. This one’s an absolute must-read.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “By setting this story against the backdrop of Zambia’s rocky presidential election, Addison ratchets up the tension and makes the already-palpable threat of violence against Zoe and her cohorts more real.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Addison delivers another compelling novel exposing human rights violations…A sense of urgency will keep readers engrossed, and, despite the tragedy depicted, they will also find comforting themes connected to love and family. Fans of Addison’s first novel and readers who enjoy socially conscious fiction will want this.”

    Library Journal

  • “Addison’s second novel is both an affecting tale of a tragically abused girl and a convincing plea for humanitarian support in Africa.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Corban Addison is a litigation attorney and a supporter of human-rights and social-justice causes around the world. He is committed to broadening this support through the publication of his first novel, A Walk Across the Sun. He holds degrees in law and engineering and lives with his wife and children in Virginia.

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.