Black Water

Black Water

Book - 2016
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Harper wakes every night, terrified of the sounds outside his hut halfway up a mountain in Bali. He is afraid that his past as a mercenary has caught up with him - and that his life may now been in danger. As he waits to discover his fate, he meets Rita, a woman with her own past tragedy, and begins a passionate affair. Their relationship makes Harper realise that exile comes in many forms - but can Rita and Harper save each other while they are putting each other very much at risk? Moving between Indonesia, the Netherlands and California, from the 1960s to the 1990s, Black Water turns around the 1965 Indonesian massacres, one of the great untold tragedies of the twentieth century.
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780571323555
Branch Call Number: DOUGHTY
Characteristics: vii, 344 pages ; 24 cm

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SARAH L. THRING
May 21, 2017

As boring as her Apple Tree Yard book. Badly needs an editor.

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homermayor
Oct 03, 2016

John Harper an operative in Java & Bali is wracked with guilt and screws up assignments. Raised by his black step father's parents, Poppa and Nina. John's brother dies in accident at age 5, more guilt. Hooks up with love interest, Rita. Story ends without resolve.

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