Book: Sea Lavender by Chika Onyenezicategories: Book, Africa, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Settings Fiction, Atmosphere Fiction, Thrillers, Coming of Age
Chika Onyeneziabout this book: The voyage of Adrian, son of Ibem, tells the story of a wrongful coming of age. At a tender age he suffers the loss of his innocence; it marks an event that haunts his path through eternity.
Lost in a mirage of "life shaped as a sea voyage upon majestic and malevolent waves," the sailor Adrian begins to recall events that molded his existence. Beginning with young Adrian in the arms of Her; a maid that raped him at the age of four, he remembers the event darkly as the large mahogany door standing upon its hinges.
Sea Lavender bends a window that reveals the warped manifestations of cultism, violence, death, crime, and corruption at the highest levels of society. An attempt to define one man's life, a man that could be your neighbor, seated beside you on a bus, a man you might find gentle and extend a hand of help, a man you might fall in love with and kiss his lips tenderly, Sea Lavender foreshadows a highly complicated, emotional and provocative journey into the darkest night of human existence.
Penned by the hand of a critically acclaimed storyteller, no matter how cynical, how jaded, or how thick-skinned one might be, Sea Lavender will touch the reader's very soul.
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