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400 pages, Hardcover
First published January 3, 2017
Eric Bowker slaughtered, my father under the spell of another woman and Steven Lockhart thickening this nightmare. I breathe deeply and press my hands to my eyes. I have fallen down a rabbit hole—home has been turned inside out, inhabited by ghouls and strangers who sit where my mother once sat, and the African protectors of my childhood have become killers. And somewhere at the bottom of it is a sense of forewarning, and displacement. Kenya is a black man’s country.I LOVED the author's first book The Fever Tree. A Magnificent read. Leopard At The Door, not so much. It was well-written, but left me strangely wanting at the end. Perhaps I would have liked a different ending, I don't know. Will have to think about it more. There's a fairytale-gone-horribly-wrong vibe to this tale. Stepmother and little princess battle for the heart of the king. The prince turned out to be ..... nah, I'm not telling.
'I disagree with this paper's refusal to present the political narrative that explains what took place; I disagree with your assumption that what you read here is the whole truth.' He points to the newspaper. 'What it doesn't say is that the government retaliated that night, killing twice as many in the reserves; women and children, with equal brutality.'
'How do you know?'
'Men have legitimate voices, even if they are not sanctioned by your press.'
'I do not believe you,' I say.