’A mesmerizingly beautiful portrait of a young woman discovering what home means to her’Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus
‘A uniquely heartening and hopeful story about pain, the solace of words and our search to belong’ Jess Kidd, author Himself and Things in Jars
‘An extraordinary masterpiece’ Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton
Augusta Hope has never felt like she fits in.
And she’s right – she doesn’t. At six, she’s memorising the dictionary. At seven, she’s correcting her teachers. At eight, she spins the globe and picks her favourite country on the sound of its name: Burundi.
And now that she's an adult, Augusta has no interest in the goings-on of the small town where she lives with her parents and her beloved twin sister, Julia.
When an unspeakable tragedy upends everything in Augusta's life, she's propelled headfirst into the unknown. She's determined to find where she belongs – but what if her true home, and heart, are half a world away?