Meet Augusta Hope, from Hedley Green, and Parfait, from Burundi: two extraordinary people who dream of escaping their very different lives. Through Augusta and Parfait’s intertwining stories, this astonishingly moving debut explores the meaning of home and the different places we find love, how we cope when we lose it and the role of fate in helping us find it again.
About the author
Joanna Glen read Spanish at the University of London, with a stint at the Faculty of Arts at Córdoba University in the south of Spain. She went on to teach Spanish and English to all ages, and, latterly, was a school principal in London. Joanna’s short fiction has appeared in the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology. She lives with her husband and children on the River Thames in Battersea, returning to Andalusia whenever it gets too grey.
‘The most gutsy, endearing and entertaining meditation on the meaning of human existence that you’re ever likely to read’ Deborah Orr