The Backpacker's Father
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The Backpacker's Father

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Anya has been backpacking in the Spice Islands, but her last postcard home arrived months ago. Now her anxious father, Francesco, has gone in search of her. Almost within sight of land, the ferry he's travelling on sinks and Francesco and two other Europeans are washed ashore on the island Anya was heading for. They are immediately arrested but when Francesco shows the local police captain a photo of himself with the country's president they are swiftly released under surveillance. Francesco has unwittingly unleashed a deadly chain of events that leaves them all at the mercy of the conflicting ambitions of the Christian police chief and the Muslim army colonel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 18mm | 158.76g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747586012
  • 9780747586012
  • 1,250,076

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'It's well worth writing home about' Daily Telegraph 'A gripping culture-clash novel' Guardian 'A serious novel of religious and national ideas ... Kopperud's unique fusion of imaginative freedom with a forensic eye for cultural differences allows him to lead us round the backstreets of a revolution, conveying with a terrible clarity the sights, smells and sounds of conflict' Daily Telegraph 'Believable, convincing and engaging ... Perhaps the most valuable of the book's pleasures is to be found in the cultural insights with which it is peppered' Guardianshow more

About Gunnar Kopperud

Gunnar Kopperud was born in Norway in 1946 and studied theatre in Strasbourg and London, later taking a Master's degree in philosophy at the University of Oslo. He has worked as a journalist for, among others, Associated Press and the leading Norwegian daily paper, Dagbladet. He is the author of The Time of Light and Longing. He lives in Norway. Christopher Jamieson is the translator of Longing.show more

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