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The Garden of Burning Sand

By Corban Addison, 1979- author

The New York Times bestselling author John Hart raved that "If you like stories of good people struggling to do right in the world's forgotten places, there is no one better suited than Corban Addison to take you on the ride of your life." In The Garden of Burning Sand, Addison, the bestselling author of A Walk Across the Sun, creates a powerful and poignant novel that takes the reader from the red light areas of Lusaka, Zambia, to the gilded chambers of the Washington, D.C. elite, to the splendor of Victoria Falls and Cape Town.

Zoe Fleming, an accomplished young human rights attorney, has made a life for herself in Zambia, far from her estranged father--an American business mogul with presidential aspirations--and from the devastating betrayals of her past.

When a young girl with Down syndrome is sexually assaulted in a Lusaka slum, Zoe joins Zambian police officer Joseph Kabuta in investigating the rape. Piecing together clues from the victim's past, they discover an unsettling connection between the girl--Kuyeya--and a powerful Zambian family who will stop at nothing to bury the truth.

As they are drawn deeper into the complex web of characters behind this appalling crime, Zoe and Joseph forge a bond of trust and friendship that slowly transforms into love. Opposed on all sides, they find themselves caught in a dangerous clash between the forces of justice and power. To successfully prosecute Kuyeya's attacker and build a future with Joseph, Zoe must risk her life and her heart--and confront the dark past she thought she had left behind.

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2014

ISBN

1623651298


Format: Book
Author: Addison, Corban, 1979- author
Title: The garden of burning sand / Corban Addison.
Publisher Date: New York : Quercus, 2014.
Subject: Girls -- Abuse of -- Fiction. Civil rights lawyers -- Fiction. Girls -- Abuse of -- Africa -- Lusaka -- Fiction. Lusaka (Zambia) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 1623651298 9781623651299
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Addison
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Bib Id: 516372

Format: Book
Author: Addison, Corban, 1979- author.
Title: The garden of burning sand / Corban Addison.
Publisher, Date: New York : Quercus, 2014.
Description: 405 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Girls -- Abuse of -- Fiction.
Subjects: Civil rights lawyers -- Fiction.
Subjects: Girls -- Abuse of -- Africa -- Lusaka -- Fiction.
Subjects: Lusaka (Zambia) -- Fiction.
ISBN: 1623651298
ISBN: 9781623651299
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Addison