Amid the rapid cultural change of the late 1960s, the sisters' journeys - from Africa to Boston to Haight-Ashbury and the Oregon coast -- intersect with strong but troubled men also searching for redemption in the aftermath of family abuse and the Viet Nam war. A loving support system from wise and sometimes mysterious Batswana, helps Willa thrive under her brilliant but detached surgeon-mother; while Nora holds tight to her maternal anger, pushing her on a path as different from her upbringing as she could find, and away from a surgeon-father who can only offer a remote love.
Willa and Nora's journey through young womanhood -- against the backdrop of culturally disruptive music, drug experimentation, and sexual experiences - is a 20th century family saga that crosses continents and cultures, and ending up in places that many readers have never experienced.
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About the Author
Raymond's focus on the relationships of sisters in Dodging Africa is borne from growing up in a large family of five sisters and one brother. Back in Portland after two decades outside of Oregon, Raymond is working on a second novel set in Europe during World War II (expected publication Summer 2019).