'Worldy, witty, enjoyable, impressive' - Doris Lessing.
Acclaimed British author, Maggie Gee, brings us her wry new novel
'My Driver is an entertaining droll novel, executed with a lovely light touch.' Lionel Shriver, (We Need To Talk About Kevin).
Vanessa Henman, a middle-aged British writer, flies from London to Uganda to attend an African writer' conference.
While in Uganda Vanessa also intends to vist her former cleaner, Mary Tendo, who is no the Executive Housekeeper of the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.
Mary Tendo has different plans. Without knowing Vanessa is in Kampal she has persuaded Vanessa's London based ex-husband, Trevor, a plumber, to go to her home village to build a new well.
Unable to find Mary, Vanessa takes a trip into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see the mountain gorillas.
Insulting her driver, Vanessa is left stranded as war threatens Bwindi from the Congo. In a comedy of errors it's up to Trevor and Mary to come to her aid.
'A tour de force- brilliantly structured, surprising, humane and suspenseful!'- Elaine Showalter.
This swift, sparking and sharp edged book juxtaposes dazzling comedy and danger in Maggie Gee's most original work yet.Maggie Gee
has written eleven novels including The White Family, shortlisted for the Orange and IMPAC prizes, and The Flood, longlisted for the Organe Prize. Chosen as one of Granta's original 'Best Young British Novelists', Gee was the first female Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, an organisation devoted to the promotion of British writing. Having received international critical acclaim, her work has been translated into thirteen languages. She currently lives in London.
Imprint: UWA Press
Author: Maggie Gee
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