In this stunning debut novel, Rebecca Walker turns her attention to the power of love and the limitations of the human heart. When Farida, a sophisticated college student, falls in love with Adé, a young Swahili man living on an idyllic island off the coast of Kenya, the two plan to marry and envision a simple life together - free of worldly possessions and concerns. But when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them. The lovers’ solitude is interrupted by a world in the throes of massive upheaval that threatens to tear them apart, along with all they cherish.
Haunting, exquisite, and certain to become a classic, Adé will stay with you long after you put it down. This is a timeless love story set perfectly, heartbreakingly, in our time.
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Beautiful Love Story
Imagine sitting down with your grandmother asking how she met your grandfather and listening to her tell the story while a fire is crackling in the background. Warm and cozy. That's how this story made me feel. I truly enjoyed it.
Ade' because he seemed to perfect.
I have not but now want to search for others she's done.
Ade's father. I was curious about his story.
A Poignant Coming of Age Love Story
Poignant Love Story
The overall story was beautiful. I'm glad that it ended the way that it did. I think any other ending would have been forced.
I have not, but I would love to hear her perform other books.