The White Shadow

The White Shadow

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'Look after your sister, Tinashe.'

When Hazvinei was born, Tinashe knew at once that there was something different about her. Growing up in a rural Rhodesia still haunted by memories of the recent guerilla wars, Tinashe knows he must take extra care of his sister. But Hazvinei is a wild spirit and soon the village starts to whisper - dark talk of curses and spirits. Tinashe is prepared to follow his sister anywhere - but how far can he go to keep her safe when the forces threatening her are so much darker and more sinister than he suspected?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 235g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0099565420
  • 9780099565420
  • 1,110,474

Review Text

One of the most beautifully written, sad, magical yet clear-eyed novels I've read by any author for many years
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The book blends folklore and superstition perfectly with accessible language, relatable characters, believable dialogue and a fast-paced, well-structured plot...yet another powerful piece of writing. * For Book's Sake * One of the most beautifully written, sad, magical yet clear-eyed novels I've read by any author for many years * Wales Arts Review * Eames is a lovely writer -- Lesley McDowell * Independent on Sunday * An extraordinarily drawn tale. * Book Trust * Eames conveys a strong sense of political turmoil enflamed by sinister witch doctors, brutal guerilla factions and superstitious misogyny...compelling. -- Alfred Hickling * Guardian *
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About Andrea Eames

Andrea Eames was born in 1985.She was brought up in Zimbabwe, where she attended a Jewish school for six years, a Hindu school for one, a Catholic convent school for two and a half, and then the American International School in Harare for two years. Andrea's family moved to New Zealand in 2002.Andrea has worked as a bookseller and editor and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband. Her first novel, The Cry of the Go-Away Bird, was published in 2011.
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Rating details

61 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 21% (13)
4 41% (25)
3 31% (19)
2 5% (3)
1 2% (1)
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