With Sushi In Liberia, Maria Olson Goins has written eloquently about loneliness, love, and longing.
Straddling New York, London, Barcelona, the South Caucasus, and West Africa, Sushi in Liberia is the beginning of the story of Lira and Gabriel, two troubled souls who fall madly in love after a chance encounter one summer evening in war-torn Monrovia.
Against the backdrop of third world conflict and existential dislocation, this politically charged, modern love story is an entertaining, thought provoking, funny, and passionate journey of discovery that tests the bounds of family, love and trust.
Independent, man-eating, international aid worker Lira falls hopelessly for Gabriel, a brokenhearted American reporter on assignment in West Africa. One magical evening in Liberia sets in motion a passionate quest for true love and identity. Separated soon after by time, space, and their own particular anxieties, this novel traces their attempt to reconnect, and face up to their self-destructive demons.
This book is free 8/13.