A powerful, haunting, contemporary debut that steps seamlessly from the horrors of people-trafficking to the magic of African folklore, by an award-winning Ghanaian-British filmmaker.
Sante was a baby when she was washed ashore in a sea-chest laden with treasure.
It seems she is the sole survivor of the tragic sinking of a ship carrying migrants and refugees.
Her people. Fourteen years on she's a member of Mama Rose's unique and dazzling circus.
But, from their watery grave, the unquiet dead are calling Sante to avenge them: A bamboo flute.
A golden bangle. A ripening mango which must not fall . . . . . . are these the missing pieces of the jigsaw which will tell Sante's story?
Longlisted for Branford Boase Award 2018.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 08/03/2018
- Category: Adventure
- ISBN: 9781786695499
- Hardback from £9.25