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The Drift Latitudes

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The Drift Latitudes by Jamal Mahjoub
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Liverpool, 1958, and German refugee and inventor Ernst Frager is in search of a sense of belonging. What he finds is an unusual nightclub on the Mersyside docks, and Miranda- hat-check girl, aspiring jazz singer and daughter of West Indian immigrants. Their doomed love affair will have repercussions for the children waiting for Ernst back in London, but also for the daughter Miranda gives birth to. Almost half a century later, Jade finds herself grappling with the very questions that drove her father into the arms of her mother, and realising that a successful career cannot define an identity; nor can you separate your existence from all the many other stories connected to it ... Like the jazz that snakes its way though this beautiful novel, The Drift Latitudes is about how we improvise our lives and the chances we take. From the Nubian boy who flees the tedium of home to find the bright lights of New York's jazz scene, to Ernst's daughter Rachel who turns her back on Europe and follows her husband to the Sudan, it is about the movement of people around our globe and the interdependence of our dreams. Awash with memorable characters, filled with unputdownable stories, this is a br

Author Biography

Jamal Mahjoub was born in London and brought up in Khartoum, Sudan. Originally trained as a geologist, he has published five acclaimed novels and been awarded a number of prizes. He lives in Barcelona.
Release date NZ
February 2nd, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
none
Imprint
Chatto & Windus
Pages
208
Dimensions
143x223x20
ISBN-13
9780701178222
Product ID
1681285

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