Open My Eyes, That I May See Marvellous Things by Alice Allan
9781780663906 Pinter and Martin
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: when adopted midwife Mariam embarks on a project to protect an abandoned premature baby, she is forced to face her own abandonment years before. Time is running out before the baby is sent to the orphanage. Mysterious characters from the city surrounding the hospital will be crucial in determining the baby's fate, as will a workaholic British doctor with whom Mariam finds herself falling in love...
Alice Allan's debut novel is an original, vivid and moving story about attachment and loss.