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Uncertain Light

Uncertain Light

Marion Molteno

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Fiction

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(Paperback | ISBN 9789385288432 | 410 pages | August 2015)

Summary

High in the mountains of war-torn Tajikistan, rebels abduct inspirational UN peace negotiator, Rahul Khan. The lives of his closest friends begin to unravel.

Tessa, now married with two children, has never stopped loving Rahul. Lance, a dedicated aid worker, has used Rahul’s friendship to avoid facing up to the gaps in his own life. Hugo, his UN supervisor, feels responsible for the abduction and is driven to uncover the truth. Tajik translator Nargis owes Rahul a personal debt but has secrets she cannot share. As hopes for Rahul’s survival fade, each must find a way to begin again.

Set in Central Asia following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Uncertain Light vividly evokes a sense of place and an almost tangible atmosphere. With an authenticity and attention to detail that perfectly capture the nuanced compromises of relationships, Marion Molteno deftly weaves the strands of these interlocking worlds into a story of intimacy, hard choices, heartache and courage.

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Reviews

‘Epic breadth and intimate detail.’—Sunday Times, London

‘A moving and necessary book.’—Alastair Niven, Judge of the 2014 Man Booker Prize

Uncertain Light is a finalist for the Indie Book Awards 2016. Indie Book Awards an international award for books published by independent publishers. It’s run from the US but gets entries from all over the world. Uncertain Light is a finalist in the general fiction category.


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About the author

Marion Molteno

Marion Molteno is a prize-winning novelist. Her fiction reflects the breadth of her life experience. She grew up in South Africa, where she was involved in opposition to the apartheid regime, spent eight years in Zambia, and pioneered educational projects in multi-ethnic communities in the UK. For thirteen years she was a senior policy advisor […]

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