When NGO worker Nick drops unexpectedly into the lives of Pieter and Sara Lisson, he feels he has found the parents he never had. Nick is enraptured by their lives of splendour and acclaim as much as the stirring setting of the African city where they live, but he soon senses a secret at the heart of his new family.
Nick then meets Riaan, the Lissons’ son, and so begins an intense connection that threatens to erupt into a relationship neither had ever considered. In the shadow of the Brandberg, the glowing mountain that stands at the heart of the desert, Nick will discover that his passion for Riaan is not the only fire which threatens his newfound home.
JEAN McNEIL is Reader in Creative Writing and UEA. She is the author of twelve books, including five novels and a collection of short fiction. She teaches on the Prose Fiction MA and is the co-director of the Postgraduate Research programme in Literature, Drama and Creative Writing.
After the success of Jean's previous novel The Dhow House which was launched here in the shop we are delighted to be welcoming her back. Come and help celebrate the next stage in her extremely prolific writing career!