The Shadow King (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393358513, 448pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
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One of the most acclaimed novels of 2019, an “unforgettable epic from an immensely talented author who’s unafraid to take risks” (Michael Schaub, NPR).
Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage.