Uncertain Light

Uncertain Light

by Marion Molteno

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Overview

The new novel from Commonwealth Writers Prize winner Marion Molteno
Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

High in the mountains of war-torn Tajikistan, rebels abduct inspirational UN peace negotiator, Rahul Khan. The lives of his closest friends begin to unravel.

Tessa, now married with two children, has never stopped loving Rahul. Lance, a dedicated aid worker, has used Rahul's friendship to avoid facing up to the gaps in his own life. Hugo, his UN supervisor, feels responsible for the abduction and is driven to uncover the truth. Tajik translator Nargis owes Rahul a personal debt but has secrets she cannot share. As hopes for Rahul's survival fade, each must find a way to begin again.

Set in Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Uncertain Light vividly evokes a sense of place and an almost tangible atmosphere. With an authenticity and attention to detail that perfectly capture the nuanced compromises of relationships, Marion Molteno deftly weaves the strands of these interlocking worlds into a story of intimacy, hard choices, heartache and courage.

'Her writing has a poet's sensitivity and grace. Poignant and deeply empathetic.' The Scotsman

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150088351
Publisher: Advance Editions
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Marion Molteno¹s writing draws inspiration from a life lived across cultures. She grew up in South Africa at a time of political conflict, spent eight years in Zambia, pioneered educational projects in multi-ethnic communities in Britain, and worked for Save the Children across Asia and Africa.

If You Can Walk, You Can Dance, awarded a Commonwealth Writers Prize, is the story of a young woman on the run across frontiers and life-styles, and an exploration of the power of music. A Shield of Coolest Air, which won the David Thomas Award, is set among Somali refugees in London. Somewhere More Simple is set on the Isles of Scilly, a story of tensions in a small community cut off from the mainland. Her short story collection, A Language in Common, evokes the experiences of the first generation of South Asian women in Britain. She has written and lectured on language, education and international development, and edits the work of Ralph Russell on Urdu literature.

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