The Gravity of Sunlight by Rosa Shand

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In the green sunlight of Uganda a minister's wife finds passion and truth in an affair.

Fidelity is strained in the heated atmosphere that surrounds the expatriates who teach at the college in Kampala in the 1970s. Agnes's husband, John, tells her she can will herself to remain in love with him, but she doesn't think she can. Then an attractive new arrival with yellow hair-whom Agnes dubs her "Finn," though he turns out to be Polish-captures her imagination. The distance from Agnes's imagination to her heart is not far. The locals observe, sympathizing and despising. And looming over all is the imminent ascension to power of General Idi Amin.

 

About Rosa Shand

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Rosa Shand is the Larrabee Professor of English at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
 
Published May 1, 2000 by Soho Press. 239 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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That and the fact that he'd left his wife and child behind the Iron Curtain in Poland make the initial contacts between Agnes and Wulf awkward, yet the heat of their shared passion soon melts all barriers, allowing them to find bliss in each other's arms.

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