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Blood Kin

Blood Kin

(2007)
A novel by

 
A president has been overthrown by a military coup in a nameless country in an unspecified era. The president's barber, chef, and portraitist are imprisoned, with many others, in a remote palace in the hills high above the city center. Before the coup, these three men worked with unquestioning loyalty, serving the president in seemingly benign jobs. Now, forced to serve the country's new leader, they begin to reconsider their role in the old regime.

In simple, elegant prose Blood Kin alternates between the voices of the barber, the chef, and the portraitist. Later in the book their wives, lovers, and daughters tell their own tales. As the old order falls, so does the veil that hides the truth about these men and women's secret passions. No one, it seems, is entirely immune to the many temptations of power.

Ceridwen Dovey's debut is a welcome addition to the important tradition of allegorical writing about political upheaval and personal guilt. Her clever, magnetic story will resonate with fans of J. M. Coetzee, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Gabriel García Márquez.

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Blood Kin: A Novel
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 0-670-01856-2 / 978-0-670-01856-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

February 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 0-14-311482-4 / 978-0-14-311482-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 1-84354-658-2 / 978-1-84354-658-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 1-84354-657-4 / 978-1-84354-657-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 0-14-302530-9 / 978-0-14-302530-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
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Audio Editions

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

October 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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October 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Blood Kin
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Blood Kin: A Novel
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Penguin Books
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