Another new release for 2013, and this one comes from Aminatta Forna, author of The Memory of Love. Her latest novel The Hired Man, will be published in the UK on March 28th by Bloomsbury. Here's the synopsis:
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived.
A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars.
- Excerpt from Bloomsbury
More 2013 releases can be found here, here and here.