by Karen Campbell - £9.99 Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781408832738 | ISBN 10: 1408832739
When recently widowed Deborah Maxwell is assigned by the Scottish Refugee Council to act as mentor to Abdi Hassan, a Somali refugee, the two are drawn into an awkward friendship. They must spend a year together, meeting once a month in different parts of Glasgow.
As recently-widowed Deborah opens Abdi's eyes to her beloved city and its people, he teaches her about the importance of family – and of laying your ghosts to rest. All Abdi has brought with him is his four-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who lives in a silence no one can reach. Until, one day, she starts talking. And they discover why she had stopped...
(Price & availability last checked: December 2019)
In booklists: Fiction and Poetry: Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Fiction - Scottish Writers (and novels set in Scotland), In categories: Fiction, Anti-Racism, Poetry & Writing, Ireland, Scotland & Wales,