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Author Gappah, Petina, 1971- author.

Title The book of memory / Petina Gappah.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F GAPPAH    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F GAPPAH    DUE 12-19-23
 New Britain, Jefferson Branch - Adult Fiction  FIC GAPPAH. P    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 276 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Memory, the narrator of Petina Gappah's The Book of Memory, is an albino woman languishing in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, after being sentenced for murder. As part of her appeal, her lawyer insists that she write down what happened as she remembers it. The death penalty is a mandatory sentence for murder, and Memory is, both literally and metaphorically, writing for her life. As her story unfolds, Memory reveals that she has been tried and convicted for the murder of Lloyd Hendricks, her adopted father. But who was Lloyd Hendricks? Why does Memory feel no remorse for his death? And did everything happen exactly as she remembers?
Subject Women prisoners -- Fiction.
Albinos and albinism -- Zimbabwe -- Harare -- Fiction.
Zimbabwean fiction.
Harare (Zimbabwe) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Novels.
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Subject Albinos and albinism. (OCoLC)fst00804199
Women prisoners. (OCoLC)fst01178398
Zimbabwean fiction. (OCoLC)fst01184358
Zimbabwe -- Harare. (OCoLC)fst01224146
ISBN 9780865479074 (hardcover)
0865479070 (hardcover)
9780374714888 (e-book)
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