Cafe Babanussa

Cafe Babanussa

A Novel

Paperback - 2016
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A young mixed-race woman travels from Canada to Germany to start her life anew. Ruby Edwards, escaping a loving, but at times overbearing, family, throws herself into the shifting social and political sinews of 1980s-era West Berlin. Here Ruby finds love and new challenges. But the highs become too high and the lows too low, and Ruby finds herself on the edge of mental illness.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781443438926
Branch Call Number: FIC Hill
Characteristics: xix, 343 pages


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Sep 07, 2016

Unfortunately the novel is not very well written. What brings Karen Hill's story to life and makes the book worth reading are the foreword by her brother, author Lawrence Hill, and her 25-page essay at the end, "On Being Crazy."
Strongly recommended in coming to an understanding of mental illness.

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