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    DescriptionWhile a gifted young surgeon is haunted by memories of the civil war that has decimated his Sierra Leone home, a patient relates disturbing stories about the post-colonial years and a well-intentioned British psychiatrist draws all of them into the path of an enigmatic woman. By the award-wining author of Ancestor Stones.

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    The Memory of Love
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aminatta Forna
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 739 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802119650
    ISBN 10: 0802119654

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    LC classification: PR6106.O766 M46 2011
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    Edition statement
    Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    04 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
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    "Delivering us to a common center, no matter where we happen to be have been born, Aminatta Forna tackles those great human experiences of love and war, of friendship, rivalry, of death and triumphant survival. Often darkly funny, written with gritty realism and tenderness, The Memory of Love is a profoundly affecting work." --Kiran Desai, winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Inheritance of Loss "A subtle and complex exploration, daring in depth and scope... Forna is a writer of great talent who does not shy from tackling the toughest questions about why humans do the things they do: from the smallest acts of betrayal to the greatest acts of love." --Monica Ali, author of Brick Lane "She threads her stories like music, imperceptibly into the reader's consciousness. One is left hauntingly familiar with the distant and alien; not quite able to distinguish the emotional spirits of fiction from the scars of reality." --Sam Kiley, The Times (UK) "To read The Memory of Love is to experience, not simply learn about, the inner existences of its characters, even as they lapse in and out of their lives." --Anjali Joseph, Times Literary Supplement "As Forna's forensic re-inhabiting of the aftermath of the conflict reveals, these wounds may have vivid physical realities, but it is always behind the eyes that they are felt most keenly." -- The Observer (UK) "If West Africa has lived through some of the most grotesque episodes of the 20th century, it has also been blessed with several generations of extraordinary writing talents who continue to turn those ordeals into heart-rending literature." -- Michela Wrong, The Spectator (UK)