No Place to Call Home

No Place to Call Home

A Novel

Book - 2018
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A tale of love, loss, identity, and belonging, No Place to Call Home tells the story of a family who fled to the United Kingdom from their native Congo to escape political violence under the dictator, Le Maréchal. Their young son Jean starts at a new school and struggles to fit in. An unlikely friendship gets him into a string of sticky situations, eventually leading to a suspension. At home, his parents pressure him to focus on school and get his act together, to behave more like his star-student little sister. As the family tries to integrate into and navigate modern British society while holding on to their roots and culture, they meet Tonton, a womanizer who loves alcohol and parties. Much to Jean's father's dismay, after losing his job, Tonton moves in with them. He introduces the family, via his church where colorful characters congregateto a familiar community of fellow country-people, making them feel slightly less alone. Just as the family begins to settle, a threat to their futureto their very presence in their adopted home looms.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arcade Publishing [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781628728873
Characteristics: 286 pages ; 24 cm


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