About Adé: A Love Story
- Hardcover: 112 pages
- Publisher: Little A / New Harvest (October 29, 2013)
Known worldwide for her brilliant, frank memoirs, Rebecca Walker returns with a poetic, lushly written debut novel that is sure to garner major attention. Exploring the themes of memory, longing, passion, and loss, Walker gives us the story of two lovers in a volatile world where time and place mean everything.
In Adé, a free-spirited American woman and a Swahili Muslim man fall in love on the exquisite island of Lamu, off the coast of Kenya. There, they create their own paradise: living in a traditional small white house and creating their private language of intimacy. After an intense courtship, Adé asks for Farida’s hand in marriage.
But when Adé and Farida are forced to leave the island in preparation for their wedding, Farida is faced by the unsettling and often violent realities of life on the mainland. And just as the Persian Gulf War begins, Farida succumbs to a disease that almost kills her, and alters her relationship with Adé forever.
A transcendent love story turned tale of survival, Adé explores what happens when one couple’s private idyll is interrupted by a world in the throes of massive upheaval.
Rebecca Walker is the author of the best-selling memoirs Black, White and Jewish and Baby Love, and editor of the anthology Black Cool. She is also the editor of the anthologies To Be Real, What Makes a Man, and One Big Happy Family. Her writing has appeared in Bookforum, Newsweek, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Washington Post, Vibe, and Interview, among many other publications, and she blogs regularly for The Root. For more information, please visit www.rebeccawalker.com and follow her on Twitter: @rebeccawalker.
Rebecca Walker’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, October 29th: Book Addiction
Monday, November 4th: Bibliotica
Monday, November 4th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Friday, November 8th: Fiction State of Mind
Monday, November 11th: A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
Tuesday, November 12th: Savvy Verse and Wit
Tuesday, November 19th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Wednesday, November 20th: Giraffe Days
Thursday, November 21st: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Monday, November 25th: Sarah Says Read
Tuesday, November 26th: Caribousmom
Tuesday, November 26th: Linus’s Blanket – Author Q&A and giveaway
Wednesday, December 11th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Monday, December 16th: I Choose the Sun
TBD: Lena Sledge’s Blog