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An intoxicating literary ghost story told through the eyes of a young woman returning to her former homeland of Colombia to seek redemption for a past she can't entirely remember.

Twenty-eight year old Lina has come home to the country of her childhood. Sent away from Colombia to England after her mother's death twenty years before, she's searching for a connection to
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2020 by Doubleday Books
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    Nicky Neko
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    I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of this book, and what an incredibly moving and fantastic book it is. Set in Medellín in Colombia, it follows the story of Lina (half British, half Colombian), who left the city at the age of 8 for England, and is returning twenty years later to reconnect with her childhood friend/adopted brother she left behind. Her friend, Matty, now runs a voluntary after-school clubhouse in the barrio called the Anthill where Lina goes to volunteer.

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    Julianne Pachico was born in 1985 in Cambridge, England. She grew up in Cali, Colombia, where her parents worked in international development as agricultural social scientists.

    In 2004 she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she completed her B.A. at Reed College in Comparative Literature. In 2012 she returned to England in order to complete her M.A. in Prose Fiction at the University of East Anglia
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