Night Must Wait by Robin Winter
In the mid-1960s, Kate Wilton, an extraordinary painter who could mimic any of the great artists, sells her three friends the dream that anything is possible in Nigeria, including wealth and fame. None of these brilliant, ambitious women comprehend that civil war will blow their world asunder. They should be careful what they wish for.
Gilman practices medicine—a miracle worker in rural villages—and finds love with a mercenary in the chaos of battle. Lindsay buys up debts of important men, and under the cover of a U. S. Embassy job consolidates influence with a private web of spies. And Sandy discovers she can become the woman she thought unattainable, in a place that never demands she grow up.
One of these four is willing to sacrifice the others…
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"A riveting novel of bravery and danger, friendship and betrayal...spellbinding." —John M. Daniel, author of Behind the Redwood Door
"Complex, compelling…Deep, insightful characterization, rendered in elegant prose." —John Reed, author of Thirteen Mountain
"Night Must Wait is a knockout. Robin Winter really delivers the goods with her twisting tale." —Norb Vonnegut, author of The Trust
"A novel of beauty and brutality as complex as the history of Nigeria and as subtle and passionate as the characters who inhabit this powerful work." —Jervey Tervalon, author of Understand This
"Equal parts harrowing and elegant, a master work of fiction…quite astonishing." —Monte Schulz, author of This Side of Jordan
"The world Robin Winter takes us to in Night Must Wait is not the fantasy of Dorothy and Toto, no longer in Kansas; it is the scary, all too-real Africa." —Shelly Lowenkopf, author of The Fiction Writer's Handbook