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Loving they neighbor is easier said than done.

Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the woman next door deeply desires.

Sworn enemies, the two share a hedge and a deliberate hostility, which they maintain with a zeal that belies their age. But, one day, an unexpected event forces Hortensia and Marion together. As the physical barriers between them collapse, their bickering gradually softens into conversation and, gradually, the two discover common ground. But are these sparks of connection enough to ignite a friendship, or is it too late to expect these women to change?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A tale of a rivalry between two well-to-do widows and next-door-neighbors in South Africa…On the surface…presents a war of wits, but the story also addresses the history of colonialism, slavery, class, and race as tensions come to a head.”

    Time

  • “Omotoso captures the changing racial relations since the 1950s, as well as the immigrant experience through personal detail and small psychological insights into mixed emotions, the artist’s eye, and widow’s remorse. Hers is a fresh voice as adept at evoking the peace of walking up a kopje as the cruelty of South Africa’s past.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of Writers to Watch, Spring 2017 Debuts
  • A Refinery29 Pick of the Most Anticipated Books of 2017
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