Sweets From Morocco
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Tessa and Lewis are unnerved by the arrival of baby brother Gordon disrupting their perfect childhood. Something must be done. Secretly they construct an effigy of the interloper and transport it to a phone box at the edge of town. They don't wish the baby dead, just goneÂ… But when Gordon does disappear, it blights the lives of the whole Swinburne family.
Coming to terms with the past doesn't get any easier with the years and the ties binding Tessa and Lewis grow tighter and tighter, as their secret stalks them into middle age.
The third novel from the award-winning Jo Verity.
Praise for Sweets from Morocco:
"[italic: a ripping yarn... pitch perfect evocation of childhood
and sibling relationships]"
Marcel Theroux, The Daily Telegraph
"An exceptionally well-written bookÂ… a cracking good read"
"A richly detailed and absorbing narrative journey in the company of two completely believable Â– and believably complicated Â– characters."
"A wonderfully wise portrayal of intriguingly troubled lives."
"A vivid portrayal of a family scarred by loss."
"Verity's fiction is intelligent, well-observed, and immensely readable."
"Sweets from Morocco is a highly readable and sophisticated example of storytelling."
Category: Novels Fiction
First published by Honno in : January 2009