Shadow King: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

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Shadow King: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

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Title: Shadow King: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020
Author: Mengiste, Maaza

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2020

‘DEVASTATING’ Marlon James, ‘A MODERN CLASSIC’ Andrew Sean Greer, ‘BRILLIANT’ Salman Rushdie, ‘MAGNIFICENT’ Aminatta Forna, ‘EPIC’ Mary Morris, ‘WONDERFUL’ Laila Lalami, ‘UNFORGETTABLE’ The Times, ‘REMARKABLE’ New York Times, ‘A MASTERPIECE’ Washington Post

ETHIOPIA. 1935.
With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid. Her new employer, Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie’s army, rushes to mobilise his strongest men before the Italians invade.

Hirut and the other women long to do more than care for the wounded and bury the dead. When Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope, it is Hirut who offers a plan to maintain morale. She helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms. But how could she have predicted her own personal war, still to come, as a prisoner of one of Italy’s most vicious officers?

The Shadow King is a gorgeously crafted and unputdownable exploration of female power, and what it means to be a woman at war.

RRP: $19.99
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 13/08/2020
Publisher: Canongate Press
Historical fiction
Pages: 448
Weight: 297g
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm

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Weight 297 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 mm

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