For over thirty years, Goerge Grey has been a ship bunker in the west African nation of Montedor, a land of malaria and political upheaval. But now he's returning to England, to a life and world essentially foreign, and to the terra incognita of retirement. In the long days that follow it's almost impossible not to get lost in melancholy memories - all the more acute since the woman he loves is back in Africa - but with the help of a sailing boat and a burgeoning friendship with the quirkiest woman in town, the ache of loneliness begins to ease.
'Jonathan Raban's achievements in this novel are nothing short of awesome' Washington Post
'Raban has a wonderful gift . . . These characters seem to index an entire civilisation' Voice Literary Supplement
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From Jonathan Raban, the award--winning author of Bad Land""and""Passage to Juneau, comes this quirky and insightful story of what can happen when one can and does go home again.
For the past thirty years, George Grey has been a ship bunker in the fictional west African nation of Montedor, but now he's returning home to England-to a daughter who's a famous author he barely knows, to a peculiar new friend who back in the sixties was one of England's more famous singers, and to the long and empty days of retirement during which he's easy prey to the melancholy of memories, all the more acute since the woman he loves is still back in Africa. Witty, charming and masterly crafted, ""Foreign Land""is an exquisitely moving tale of awkward relationships and quiet redemption.
"Jonathan Raban's achievements in this novel are nothing short of awesome."--"The Washington Post" "Raban has a wonderful gift...These characters seem to index an entire civilization."--"The Village Voice Literary Supplement""Raban is a first-rate observer, with an eye for the ridiculous and a gift for the sudden pounce."--"Newsday"
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