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Early one morning in 1889, in a small town along the coast from Mombasa, Hassanali sets out for the mosque. But he never gets there, for out of the desert stumbles an ashen and exhausted Englishman who collapses at his feet.
"Desertion is powerfully written, weaving stories and deliberately breaking away from them to beguile the reader from new angles, building a portrait of a betrayed society and showing how the consequences of desertion never go away. It is a beautifully evoked novel."
ISBN 13: 9780747578956 | ISBN 10: 0747578958
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