Bravo! Incredible story telling.( Parade Magazine)
The third novel from Miriam Shumba, whose two other novels have been known to keep people up all night reading comes her new, incredibly tantalizing novel that Dr. Stem has called, "A heart-felt, wise, honest, and tender book". Chasing is an inspirational fiction about the meaning of life. If you want a story that leaves you unchanged, unbothered, then this is not for you. You will be simultaneously challenged and entertained as you delve deeply into the lives of Blake Pieri and Chenai Muvhumi, two strangers from different parts of the world who are thrown together by events beyond their control. Blake Pieri thought he had his life under control until his world begins to fall apart. His wife is killed in a car accident. Two years later, his teenage daughter resents him and he has no time for his son as he tries to save his company from unscrupulous business practices and wrong choices. Blake's mother intervenes from afar and finds help in the form of a young student who is also escaping from tragedy in her home country of Zimbabwe. Immediately, Blake is suspicious of this foreigner and is determined to discredit her beliefs even as his curiosity about her God is awoken. Can Blake give in to the gentle probing of the spirit or is he content to remain on the road to destruction with no end in sight (with only heartbreak and loss at the end? Have the resentments and sense of abandonment frozen him forever? As the clashes between Chenai and Blake resonate throughout the book, it is now a matter of racing against time as he has to choose the right war, the one for his company or the battle of the soul.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The strength of ‘Chasing’ is in the drama of a family falling apart. At the same time, it is one of those distinct and absorbing descriptions of the conflicting ties Africans have between Africa and their adopted Western countries; the conflicting forces of the need to improve lives for those in Africa, and the need of family and a sense of belonging.
Another truely exceptional book from Miriam Shumba. I have read all 3 of Miriam's books and she doesn't disappoint. Her ability to keep the reader glued to her book is second to none. You are never sure how the story will end and Miriam always surprises you . Chasing touches on a young lady that leaves her native home in Zimbabwe to peruse the American Dream. Whilst it touches on the challenges of being in a foreign land, she meets the love of her life. Will it work out? Enjoy and find out. Her