‘A breath-taking writer of singular voice’ Patrick Flanery, author of Absolution
‘I have seen ghosts. They will not rest. The whispers of the past are all around…’
Sweeping from the bustling beaches of contemporary Lima to local ceviche bars crammed with fishermen, music and folklore; from the rise and fall of the Inca Empire to a civil war that will devastate a nation, The Dust Never Settles is a love letter to Peru.Â
And running through it all, like the warm smell of orange blossom she remembers from her childhood, is AnaÃ¯s, who has returned to the country she loves after seven years abroad. Her beloved grandparents have passed away, and the time has come for her to sell the ‘yellow house on the hill’.
As AnaÃ¯s prepares to say a final goodbye, she is haunted by memories. Dark truths of previous generations are hidden behind these crumbling walls – secrets that threaten to overwhelm her…