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Lady Moses

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This powerful debut novel is the story of Jacinta Moses, the child of a passionate and courageous love. Jacinta' s father is a black African writer, Simon Moses; her mother, Louise, is a white British actress. Her father dies when she is young, sending her mother into a state of madness and depression. Impoverished and alone, Jacinta longs for a better life. As she grows o...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Harper Perennial
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"Drowned, he told me. Swimming with some friends. They seen her go down. They called. She waved back at them. Kids thought she was just playacting...Could be we're all waving like that, Quasar said. And the lousy part about it is no one ever knows--not even the ones who's doing the waving."

"I can't remember what Esther sang about that night, but I thought it had something to do with peace. In the West we call it inner peace, but for me in Africa it was stillness. It...more
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Lady Moses was one of the first books that sent my emotions spiraling. There were so many ups and downs for the characters that I could hardly take it. This book had an emotional, realistic and dreamy feel to it and I enjoyed every moment of this emotional roller coaster.
One of those books I wanted to like much more than I did. The first half was amazing but the second half slowly started to disappoint. Strong writing regardless.
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