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Review | THE NARROW WINDOW by Gary D. Wilson (Swaziland)

Review | THE NARROW WINDOW by Gary D. Wilson (Swaziland)

  Thanks for the ‘heads up’ from Philip Peters (Swaziland 69/70 & Botswana 75/76) • • • The shocking rape of a Peace Corps volunteer shatters the precarious balance of American idealism and hypocrisy in 1969 Swaziland, a newly independent country dealing with its own equally fraught post-colonial issues. Full of fascinating characters in exquisitely described exotic locations, where everyone has their own agenda, the new modernity mixes with native customs and spirits, and expats only think they know what’s really going on. Above all, Wilson’s heartbreaking novel exposes the irony of our country’s continuing desire to benevolently remake the world in one part of the globe while waging war in another and what happens to those trying to make it all work. A tale of identity and the meaning of belonging. The scars we leave behind and the scars we take with us. • • • Gary D. Wilson’s first novel, Sing, Ronnie . . .

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