Friday 8 March 2019

Blog Tour ~ Nowhere Girls by Teuta Metra

Jaffareadstoo is delighted to host today's stop on the Nowhere Girls Blog Tour

17 February 2019
Independently Published

My thanks to the author and Anne at Random Things Tours for my copy of this book
and the invitation to be part of the blog tour.

Friends Alba and Sara could not be more different. While Alba is forcing her way into the upper echelons of Albanian’s richest and most powerful, Sara is working more than one job as a struggling journalist. Both desperate to escape their corrupt country, they're quickly dragged into a sordid world of politics and lies. When tragedy strikes their friend Ina, the two women must come together to save her little boy. Can they put away their troubles and secure a better future for the child? Or will their past catch up with them? NOWHERE GIRLS is a thrilling tale of love, lies and the lengths a woman will go to for freedom.

My thoughts..

Nowhere Girls is an interesting look at the friendship between three very different women which is made all the more consuming by being set against the backdrop of a corrupt regime. In many ways, it is a courageous book as it shows the deep rifts between social and political culture and for that, I think, the author has done a commendable job in bringing the story of these women alive.

It took me a little while to get to grips with the story and for me to feel comfortable with the characters but once the story started to get underway, and I started to gel with the characters, I found Nowhere Girls really interesting. The author writes well and her work as a journalist allows her to give a unique perspective and this certainly comes across in the way the story unfolds.

I enjoy books which make me consider cultures other than my own, and reading of the lives of Alba, Sara and Ina, and of their individual struggles as they go about their daily lives made me appreciated everything I take for granted.

Nowhere Girls is translated from its original Albanian by S. Duli Ramadani and is a really interesting book to share on International Women's Day.

Now a fiction writer, Teuta Metra's experience as an Albanian journalist has made her an expert on the struggles of women from her country. Author, journalist and teacher, Teuta now lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two sons.

Twitter@Teuta_Metra #NowhereGirls



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