An unforgettable new novel from literary sensation Gavin Extence that brings to life the human condition, with insight, tenderness and humour.
Beneath the stars, on a stony beach, stand two brothers.
They are wearing lifejackets that are too big for them and their most precious belongings are sealed in waterproof bags tucked inside the rucksacks on their backs.
Turkey is behind them. Two or three kilometres' swim away is the Greek island of Samos, now only a smudge in the moonlight.
Their feet are blistered from walking, their energy is failing.
They wade forward into the Aegean Sea and count one, two, three.
This is the story of what happens next.
This is the story of Mohammed and Zain.
Brothers. Sons. Refugees.
- luca boldrin
a major piece of literature
the kind of book you consume with care, since yoy wont find something that powerful soon
The story shines light on an important topic of the time, it is sad at times but gives hope and is funny too. Most of all it shows that refugees are people like you and me.