Where Women are Kings
from the author of The Language of Kindness
By Christie Watson
A story of family, adoption, belonging and love from the Costa-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away and the bestselling nursing memoir, The Language of Kindness
Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties - and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son.
Elijah's birth mother Deborah loves her son like the world has never known. Elijah thinks it's his fault they can't be together.
Each of them faces more challenges than they could have dreamed, but just as Elijah starts to settle in, a shocking event rocks their fragile peace and the result is devastating.
'Kept us gripped throughout . . stayed with us long after we'd finished the final page' Stylist
Christie Watson was a registered nurse for twenty years before writing full time. Her first novel, Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, won the Costa First Novel Award and her second novel, Where Women Are Kings, was also published to international critical acclaim. Her books have been translated into eighteen languages. The Language of Kindness, Christie's first work of narrative non-fiction, is forthcoming internationally.
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10 Oct 2013
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Moving and complex — New York Times
Kept us gripped throughout ... stayed with us long after we'd finished the final page — Stylist
Uplifting, heartwarming — Pride Magazine
Expertly handles delicate, culturally sensitive issues . . . Elijah's voice shines through the pages, making him a character who is memorable long after the story ends — We Love This Book