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The Boy Next Door

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Irene Sabatini makes her celebrated debut with this powerful novel set against the tumultuous backdrop of Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe. Teenagers Lindiwe and Ian meet briefly after Ian is accused of a terrible crime. The friendship they begin endures many tests—and one devastating secret.
“… a beautifully written first novel that explores the complexities of post-independent Zimbabwe—ever-shifting affinities of race, family, and other affiliations—through the love story of a mixed-race couple.”—Booklist

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