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Beyond The Door of No Return by David Diop

Beyond The Door of No Return by David Diop

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The captivating new novel from David Diop, winner of the International Booker Prize

Paris, 1806. Michel Adanson is dying.

The last word to escape his lips is a woman's name: Maram. Who was she? Why, in the course of his long life, has he never spoken of her before?As Adanson's daughter sorts through his things, she discovers a notebook. It reveals a secret history both fantastical and terrible, of his time as a young botanist travelling in Senegal.

How Adanson first heard of the 'revenant': a young woman of noble birth, abducted and sold into slavery across the seas, who then did the impossible-she came back, to live in hiding. How he became obsessed with finding her, embarking on an odyssey that would lead to danger and destruction. How a man who longed to solve the mysteries of nature instead found himself faced with the uncontrollable impulses of the human heart.

Tragic and tender, alive with feeling, this is a story of adventure, revenge and impossible desires, one which subverts our every expectation about who we are and who we love.

Publication: 5 Oct 2023, Pushkin

ISBN: 9781782278399

Extent: 256 pages

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