Wild Wind, The

Sheena Kalayil

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Birlinn General

Published: 6th Jun '19


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From the winner of the 2018 Writers’ Guild Award Vanish to a different land with Sissy Olikara. Sissy is twelve years old, living with her parents and baby brother on a school campus outside Lusaka. It is 1978, and the political situation in Zambia is becoming volatile. The family enjoy a gentle life until, suddenly, Sissy’s father leaves and returns to India. His departure brings about a chain of events which force Sissy into the adult world and have profound, long-lasting consequences. Moving back and forth in time as the adult Sissy reflects on her childhood, The Wild Wind is a haunting, absorbing coming-of-age tale of lost loves and lost innocence – one that takes readers on a journey into a young woman’s past and its repercussions on her future. Featured on the Guardian’s ‘NOT THE BOOKER LONGLIST, 2019’ (https://www.theguardian.com/books/series/not-the-booker-prize)

Additional information

Weight 0.274 kg
Dimensions 20 × 130 × 195 mm
Page Count 256