Eleven year old Ajuba has been abandoned at a Devon boarding school by her Ghanaian father. Haunted by the circumstances of her mother's breakdown, Ajuba falls under the spell of new girl Polly Venus, and her chaotic, glamorous family. As the passionate bond between the two girls deepens, they discover what they think are the bones of dead kittens, hidden in the attic of the Venus home; but the bones are human. The girls set out to unravel the mystery but as the summer draws to a close, three tragedies conflate, with catastrophic results.Yaba Badoe. discarded on my bed, the clothes she had worn the day before, a symphony of pink angora and ... Carrying the load into her bedroom, she relinquishes the tablets, lying down on the bed. a#39;No, Isobel, a#39; I beg her. a#39;Please dona#39;t. Stay with me. Ia#39;ll look after you, I promise. Ia#39;ll look after you and make you happy again.
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2009-02-05|