The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

A Novel

eBook - 2009
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Set in Zimbabwe during that nation's political upheaval, "The Boy Next Door" is a moving and powerful debut about two people finding themselves and each other in a terrifying time of chaos and revolution.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
ISBN: 9780316152570
0316152579
9780316072076
0316072079
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (403 pages)

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Aug 02, 2012

This is a love story, set in Zimbabwe from the time of independence to the late 1990s, between the black heroine and a white man. It describes the changes in Africa over time. It is probably partly autobiographic. Readable, but not memorable.

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LMILAB Jan 15, 2013

This was very emotional book that touched you to the core. Set in Africa Zimbabwe during the current war and glimpses of previous wars (conflicts). It is a sad book however well written. It touches our humanity on many levels, family, community, country politics, personal growth and many other aspects of life. This book makes you think and ask yourself if I'd be in Lindiwe's shoes would I do the same? I also was taken by character Ian - the man had guts and sense of duty regardless of his social status. It truly opened my eyes on some social issues that I had no perspective on at all. Great book!

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