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The Dragonfly Sea

£16.99

A stunning coming-of-age novel about a young woman struggling to find her place in a vast world, from the author of the award-winning Dust.

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‘One of Africas most exciting voices … The Dragonfly Sea is a continent-hopping novel of epic proportions.

Refinery29

On the island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives solitary, stubborn Ayaana and her mother, Munira. When a sailor named Muhidin enters their lives, Ayaana finds something she has never had before: a father. But as Ayaana grows into adulthood, forces of nature and history begin to reshape her life and the island itself – from a taciturn visitor with a murky past to a sanctuary-seeking religious extremist, from dragonflies to a tsunami, from black-clad kidnappers to cultural emissaries from China.

Ayaana ends up embarking on a dramatic ship’s journey to the Far East, where she will discover friends and enemies; be seduced by the charming but unreliable scion of a powerful Turkish business family; reclaim her devotion to the sea; and come to find her own tenuous place amid a landscape of beauty and violence and surprising joy.

Told with a glorious lyricism and an unerring sense of compassion, The Dragonfly Sea is a transcendent story of adventure, fraught choices, and of the inexorable need for shelter in a dangerous world.

‘This lushly written epic of contemporary cultural clashes and world politics is as magically enveloping as a fairy tale.’ 

People

 

‘Owuor writes in heart-stopping bursts of imagery and retooled language . . . gloriously unique.’

Vanity Fair

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