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Posted March 21, 2014
Author Jo Robinson did an excellent job portraying life in Zimbabwe post Apartheid. The main character, Suzette Hertzog, has faced so much tragedy that she can no longer participate in every day life; the pain is too much. She loses interest in her painting and her life. She cares very little about her appearance and seems fixated on reading her books and television.
Through the book the characters develop; I fell in love with some and hated others. Things take a turn for the worse when the Shermans move in. The brutal beating of the elderly woman who worked for them causes a stir and an awakening in Suzette that she doesn't quite understand but cannot deny.
This is a well written story and I encourage everyone to pick up their copy and follow Suzette's journey.