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Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa that few Americans could find on a map. Fewer still would know that during World War II, thousands of Jewish and European exiles from Palestine were imprisoned under difficult conditions in this remote enclave. This novel by award-winning French-Mauritian writer Natacha Appanah recovers the pith of that hidden history, presenting it through the friendship of two young boys; one a young Jewish inmate; the other, a kind-hearted Indian Mauritian named Raj. Highly praised in France and the UK; now an American paperback original.