The Leper Compound
"The Leper Compound will . . . remain with the reader long after the book has been closed."--Stuart Dybek, author of I Sailed with Magellan
For Colleen, motherless at seven, isolated from her schizophrenic younger sister, illness unleashes the uncanny and essential of human identity. Growing into womanhood in Rhodesia's final conflict-ridden years, she transgresses social, racial, and political boundaries in her search for connection. This masterly novel is a searing evocation of late-twentieth-century African life.
Paula Nangle was raised by missionaries in the United States and southern Africa and now lives in Benton Harbor, Michigan. This is her first novel.
Bellevue Literary Press, 9781934137062, 192pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2008