Les esprits de l'eau - Christie Watson
Little Blessing and her brother Ezekiel lead a pleasant life in Lagos: great parents, a nice house with all the modern comforts. But their world is turned upside down the day their father leaves them for another woman. Blessing's mother is fired from the luxurious hotel where she works - only married women are accepted - and, without a penny to their name, they have to leave Lagos for a remote village in the Niger Delta, where their grandparents live.
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For Blessing, this is a shock: no more school, no more air conditioning, no more servants. She has to adapt to a rustic, miserable life that she hates. What she doesn't know is that some families survive everything... Carried by Blessing's haunting voice, The Spirits of Water is a funny, poignant and tragic novel, populated by unforgettable characters.