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The Memory of Love

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist escaping his life in England. Arriving in Freetown in the wake of civil war, he struggles with the intensity of the heat, dirt and dust, and with the secrets this country hides. Despite the gulf of experience and understanding between them, Adrian finds unexpected friendship in a young surgeon at the hospital, the charismatic Kai Mansaray, and begins to build a new life just as Kai makes plans to leave. In the hospital Adrian encounters an elderly and unwell man, Elias Cole, who is reflecting on his past, not all of it noble. Recorded in a series of notebooks are memories of his youth, the optimism of the first moon landings, and the details of an obsession: Saffia, a woman he loved, and Julius, her fiery, rebellious husband. As their individual stories entwine across two generations in a country torn apart by repression and war, some distances cannot be bridged. "The Memory of Love" is a towering tale of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, superbly realised and beautifully written, horrifying and exhilarating, unflinching and tender, moving and uplifting. It is the story of four lives colliding; a story about friendship, about understanding, absolution and the indelible effects of the past; about journeys and dreams and loss, and about the very nature of love.

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"A subtle and complex exploration of both the psyche of a war-torn African state and the attractions which it holds for an outsider. Forna is a writer of great talent and courage, one who never shies away from asking the difficult question." - Monica Ali

"The Memory of Love is a profoundly affecting work." - Kiran Desai


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Title: The Memory of Love
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ISBN: 0-8021-1965-4 / 978-0-8021-1965-0 (USA edition)
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Title: [The Memory of Love] [by: Aminatta Forna]
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Memory of Love
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ISBN: 0-8021-4568-X / 978-0-8021-4568-0 (USA edition)
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Title: The Memory of Love
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ISBN: 1-4088-0965-6 / 978-1-4088-0965-5 (UK edition)
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Memory of Love
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ISBN: 1-4088-0424-7 / 978-1-4088-0424-7 (UK edition)
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Title: The Memory of Love
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Title: The Memory of Love
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 1-4074-8831-7 / 978-1-4074-8831-8 (UK edition)
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2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Memory of Love (Unabridged Audio CDs)
Author(s): Aminatta Forna
ISBN: 1-4618-4184-4 / 978-1-4618-4184-5 (USA edition)
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January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Memory of Love
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Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Title: The Memory of Love
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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