Out of Shadows

Publisher: Andersen Press

Back in the early 1980s, Robert Jacklin doesn't want to move to the newly independent Zimbabwe with his parents, nor does he want to be shipped off to boarding school, but he has no choice in either decision.

In the aftermath of a brutal war, raw and disturbing memories drive the lives of most of those around him, both black and white, and Robert finds himself confused and lonely as his home life quietly disintegrates.

As the violence and corruption in his adopted country become impossible to ignore, he is forced into a decision which has consequences he could never have foreseen.

An expert and disturbing examination of the meaning of morality and of the comprehensive and complex legacy of conflict and injustice. Unsuitable for younger readers.

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