Author(s): Henning Mankell
A brave, moving and unflinchingly honest YA novel about a young girl's life in Mozambique, where poverty, exploitation, HIV/AIDS and the legacy of war are constant problems. This book continues the story of Sofia, from Secrets in the Fire, who lost her legs after a landmine accident.
Henning Mankell is a Swedish author, best known in the UK for his crime novels. He lives part of the year in Mozambique where the fire novels are set, and both books are based on the real lives of friends he knows there. Anna Paterson is an award-winning translator who lives in St Andrews.