Thirty Girls Signed 1st/1st
The long-awaited novel from the
best-selling, award-winning author of Evening is a literary tour de
force set in war-torn Africa.
Esther is a Ugandan teenager abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army
and forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities, who is
struggling to survive, to escape, and to find a way to live with what
she has seen and done. Jane is an American journalist who has traveled
to Africa, hoping to give a voice to children like Esther and to find
her center after a series of failed relationships. In unflinching prose,
Minot interweaves their stories, giving us razor-sharp portraits of two
extraordinary young women confronting displacement, heartbreak, and the
struggle to wrest meaning from events that test them both in
With mesmerizing emotional intensity and stunning evocations of
Africa's beauty and its horror, Minot gives us her most brilliant and
ambitious novel yet.