After a chance encounter, they agree to employ the brothers on their land, and slowly the tentative bonds of trust begin to blossom between the strangers. But this sanctuary survives on a knife's edge, and it isn't long before a tragedy causes the inhabitants of the nearby town to turn their suspicion onto these new friendships, with devastating consequences. '[A] highly accomplished debut' Sunday TimesReaders have been swept away by The Sweetness of Water:'Such a powerful, magnificent book; I urge you to read it.
The comparisons with Colson Whitehead are justified' *****'A staggering debut and a story that stays with you' *****'Thought-provoking and moving . . .
a gripping and compelling novel that exposes flaws, mixed emotions and imperfect relationships, and yet it holds on with determination and hope. It fully deserves a 5-star rating' *****'Outstanding . .
. A book that deserves widespread recognition and a wide audience' *****
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