The Cry of the Go-Away Bird by Andrea Eames
This story follows Elise, a young white girl in 1990s Zimbabwe whose life seems idyllic until the arrival of her step-father Steve, and through her growing understanding of the tensions in Zimbabwean society.
As Mugabe's presidency turns sour, the privileged world of the white farmers begins to crumble into anarchy. As the violence intensifies and the farm invasions begin, Elise and her family are forced to confront difficult choices and the ancient unforgiving ghosts of the past.
The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner
Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.
A potent and intense psycho-drama.
The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
June Han has forged a life thousands of miles from her birthplace: she has built a business in New York, survived a husband, and borne a child. But her past holds more secrets than she has ever been able to tell, and thirty years after her escape from war-ravaged Korea, the time has come for her the man who long ago saved June's life, and the elusive love they both once sought.