Book giveaway: Shame by Melanie Finn

Shame by Melanie Finn

Redemption is a foreign country - or so Pilgrim Jones hopes as she looks up at a departures board and takes the first flight. She is running away; from her failed marriage and from the carnage she has caused in a small Swiss village.

Pilgrim alights on the edge of Africa. Over confessions and strong gin, she is lured into a world of mercenaries and philanthropists, delusional heroes and witchdoctors in polyester suits. Here, in a land where fireflies light the sky, anything - even redemption - seems possible. 

But can she come to terms with her past before the past catches up with her?

Praise for Shame

'Arresting - Finn conjures up Africa perfectly.' Margaret Forster

'A brilliantly written account of a soul in torment and the way she is pursued by her own fate. Finn evokes the darkness and light of Africa with the same sureness that she calls forth the brightness and shadow of the human heart.' Tim Lott

'Haunting and atmospheric - I was completely hooked.' Leila Aboulela

This giveaway is sponsored by Orion Books



Melanie Finn

About the Author

Melanie Finn was born and raised in Kenya. She has worked as a screenwriter and a journalist, and is the founder and co-director of the Natron Healthcare Project, with helps rural Masai communities. Her first novel, Away From You, was published to great critical acclaim in 2004, and was longlisted for the Orange and IMPAC Prizes. Shame is her first novel since.


Book giveaway

We're giving away 50 copies of Shame by Melanie Finn. ​Fill in the form below to apply for a free copy. Don't forget, if you receive a free copy of this book, we kindly ask that you post a review in our book review section or post on the discussion thread.

This giveaway closes 10am, Tue 5 May, so apply now.  



Last updated: about 3 years ago