Away from You
When Ellie's father dies she has to return to Kenya after twenty-five years to wind up his affairs. She becomes embroiled in trying to discover the secret at the heart of his life and her parents' marriage in 1960's Kenya. It was a time of keeping up appearances, stiff whiskies, English gardens amidst the African Bush, and reined in violence. Told through three voices and set against the poignant backdrop of a changing Africa, this is a wonderfully atmospheric novel about fathers, daughters - and Africa.
Melanie Finn spent the first twelve years of her life in Kenya, before moving to the USA. She has written TV scripts in Hollywood and worked as a journalist in Hong Kong, the Far East, and the UK. She divides her time between Brighton and Tanzania.