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My Driver

Couverture du livre « My Driver » de Maggie Gee aux éditions Saqi Books Digital
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Vanessa Henman, a plucky but accident-prone white writer, flies from London to Uganda for an African writers'; conference. She also means to visit her former cleaner, Ugandan Mary Tendo, now the successful Executive Housekeeper of Kampala';s up-market Sheraton Hotel. But Mary has her own agenda:... Voir plus

Vanessa Henman, a plucky but accident-prone white writer, flies from London to Uganda for an African writers'; conference. She also means to visit her former cleaner, Ugandan Mary Tendo, now the successful Executive Housekeeper of Kampala';s up-market Sheraton Hotel. But Mary has her own agenda: her son Jamil is missing, and she has secretly summoned Vanessa';s beloved ex-husband Trevor, a plumber, to her home village to build a new well. Vanessa sets off alone on safari to distant Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see the mountain gorillas. But she quarrels with her driver and a bloody war closes in on Bwindi from Congo. Can anyone save her? Will Mary Tendo find her son? 'One of her strongest novels to date.fast-moving, energetic, constantly surprising'; Hilary Mantel 'Maggie Gee has never written better'; Rose Tremain 'A tour de force - brilliantly structured, surprising, humane, and suspenseful'; Elaine Showalter 'Brilliant.just brilliant.this book deserves to be published in every language'; Hillary Jordan 'Executed with a lovely, light touch ... an immensely enjoyable novel.' Lionel Shriver, Daily Telegraph 'Worldy, witty, enjoyable, impressive' Doris Lessing 'Sparky, funny and terrifically entertaining' Guardian

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