When 11-year-old Indigo and her older brother Robin arrive in South Africa to stay with their father, they find a luxury lifestyle that is a world away from their modest existence back in England. But Indigo is uneasy in the foreign landscape and confused by the familyas silence surrounding her motheras recent death. Unable to find solace in either new or old faces, she begins to harbour violent suspicions in place of the truth. Steeped in the dry heat of a South African summer, this keen and touching debut seamlessly interweaves the voices of Indigo and her mother, and beautifully captures the human desire to belong: in a family, in a country, in your own skin.They had inbuilt torches and a clip to fix them to your belt or you could wear them on a string around your neck like the glow sticks we got from the circus. If you take the pin out therea#39;s a horrible noise. Robin was making jokes, pretending to pull out the pin then throw it like a hand grenade. ... Our rooms had ceiling fans like oldfashioned aeroplane propellers that moved slowly when you switched them onanbsp;...
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