Zimbabwe, 1980s. The fighting is over and a new era is dawning. For Robert, it's all new. New country, new school, new life. For Ivan, the sound of the guns is still loud. The war may be over but he's ready to fight on. As Robert is drawn slowly into Ivan's destructive web, he begins to question things he'd always held true and, as Ivan's grip tightens, he finds himself caught up in something far more dangerous than he could have imagined.
A compelling and powerful novel about a destructive friendship, the need to belong and the psychological damage adolescent boys are capable of
Honest, brave and devastating - Out of Shadows is more than just memorable. It's impossible to look away Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief Powerful...relentless...gripping The Times A provocative story, powerfully written...all the heat and intensity of an African nation in flux burns on every page Scotsman This bleak, ferocious debut is a powerful, devastating read -- Patrick Ness Guardian Terrific debut novel Independent on Sunday
Jason Wallace was born in Cheltenham in 1969. At the age of twelve his life was turned upside down when his family emigrated to Zimbabwe. His experience there formed the foundation of Out of Shadows. Jason currently lives in South West London. www.jwallace.co.uk www.outofshadows.co.uk