From the Publisher
While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the
extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of
two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally
captured and held as a slave for eight years. Sandra, fleeing her
life in Canada, travels to South Sudan as an aid worker but soon
finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a violent local conflict.
When chance brings Adut and Sandra together in a brief but profound
moment, their lives change forever.
In captivating prose, Melanie Schnell offers imaginative insight
into the lives of innocents in a land at war, rendering horrific
experiences with exquisite clarity. While The Sun Is Above
Us explores the immense power of the imagination, the human
desire for connection, and the endurance of hope.
About the Author
Melanie Schnell grew up on a farm in southeastern Saskatchewan
and has lived in Regina, Vancouver, Toronto, Boston, Colombia,
Thailand, Kenya and Sudan. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in
Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has
written for television, magazines and journals across Canada.
While The Sun Is Above Us is her first novel.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Broadview Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1554810612
ISBN - 13: 9781554810611