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Namwali Serpell

The Old Drift

€13,95

On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In 1904, in a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles his fate with those of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy.

So begins a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond.

Format: Paperback
Published: in UK in 2020
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages: 576
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781784703998
ISBN 10: 1784703990

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The Old Drift

€13,95