In this acclaimed memoir from the award-winning author of Fragrant Harbour and Capital, John Lanchester pieces together his family’s past and uncovers their extraordinary secrets – from his grandparents’ life in colonial Rhodesia to his mother’s time as a nun – with clear-eyed compassion. A true story of family intrigues, of secrets and lies, as they unfold across three generations.
"While Lanchester's parentage and transient childhood in the 'hybrid, postcolonial-to-capitalist bubble' are far from ordinary, his insight into the nature of families, their secrets and their sacrifices strike universal chords in this lovingly told account of how one storyteller came to be." - "Publisher's Weekly" "From the Hardcover edition."
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