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Rhumba Elaine Proctor

Rhumba By Elaine Proctor

Rhumba by Elaine Proctor

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The equally heart-warming and heartbreaking tale of a ten-year-old illegal immigrant's quest to find his mother.

Rhumba Summary

Rhumba by Elaine Proctor

Ten-year-old Flambeau waits for his young mother to arrive from the Congo, along the same dangerous route that the human traffickers smuggled him. Homesick and pining for love, he sees a glimpse of life in his young neighbor, Eleanor, and her gangster boyfriend, Knight - a fellow Congolese.

Eleanor, a pale Scottish beauty, offers Flambeau the warmth and empathy that London has hitherto failed to provide; while Knight - dressed to the nines and dressed to kill - might just have the contacts to find Flambeau's mother, Bijou.

But Knight's past is so troubled, and his present so dangerous, that to challenge the traffickers to find Bijou might be more than his life is worth - something neither a lovesick girl nor a ten-year-old boy can be expected to understand.

Rhumba Reviews

'This is epic story telling. Tender and moving, Rhumba proves Elaine Proctor to be a great novelist' Mike Leigh. * Mike Leigh *
'Her sparse, poetic language and ability to set up a scene makes this an unforgettable debut' New Internationalist magazine. * New Internationalist magazine *
'Well-paced and beautifully written, this book is outstanding and will linger in your memory' Red. * Red *
'Takes us deep into the lives of Congolese immigrants in London ... a compelling piece of fiction, complete with a succession of terrific set-pieces and a touching plot ... thrilling' Daily Mail. * Daily Mail *

About Elaine Proctor

Elaine Proctor was born in South Africa. She has made several films, including On The Wire and Friends and published three novels, Rhumba, The Savage Hour and The Love Factory. She sits on the chapter for screenwriting at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and is a member of the Writer's Guild of Great Britain. Elaine lives in Queen's Park, London.

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Rhumba by Elaine Proctor
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
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