‘26a’ by Diana Evans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The attic room at 26a Waifer Avenue in the London neighbourhood of Neasden is a sanctuary for twins Georgia and Bessi Hunter – a place to escape the sadness from the floors below.

Here the girls forge their identities whilst being well removed from their Nigerian mother, Ida, who, devastated by homesickness, speaks to the spirits of the family she left behind.

But innocence doesn’t last forever – and dreams cannot slow the incursions of reality.

As a terrible secret begins to threaten the twins’ utopia, the two girls discover their divergent paths toward heartrending resolutions in a world of separateness and solitude.

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