“Timeless, vivid and utterly essential.” Fergal Keane, author of The Madness
AN AWARD WINNING NOVEL FOLLOWING THREE GENERATIONS TORN APART BY THE TUTSI GENOCIDE
“Three generations of a family torn apart by the Tutsi genocide try to reconnect with their homeland and each other.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Powerful.” ASYMPTOTE JOURNAL
Blanche returns to Rwanda after building a life in Bordeaux with her husband and young son, Stokely. Reuniting with her mother Immaculata, old wounds are reopened for both mother and daughter while Stokely, caught between two countries, tries to understand where he comes from and where he belongs.
Beata Umubyeyi Mairesse’s unforgettable debut novel follows three generations torn apart by the genocide against the Tutsis, as they try to reconnect with one another, rebuild broken links and find their place in today’s world.