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Image of The Garden of Burning Sand

A hauntingly good read. The Garden of Burning Sand is a powerful and moving novel about rape and corruption in the country of Zambia. This fast-paced, engaging story is told through the eyes of an American human rights lawyer working in the country, and the details on every page make it deserving of readers’ complete attention. This one’s an absolute must-read.

The case of a brutal assault on a young girl in Zambia lands on the desk of human rights lawyer Zoe Fleming. Determined to see that justice is served, she teams up with Joseph Zabuta and as the two are thwarted at every turn of their investigation, they realize that the criminals they seek are more corrupt and powerful than they initially thought. (QUERCUS, May, 400 pp., $26.99)
Reviewed by: 
Lauren DuBois