Rarely does a debut novel attract the sweeping critical acclaim of
Ceridwen Dovey's "Blood Kin." Shortlisted for two prestigious
awards, this tale centers around a military coup in an unnamed
country, with characters who have no names or any identifying
physical characteristics. Known simply as the ex-President's chef,
barber, and portrait painter, these three men perform their mundane
tasks and appear unaware of the atrocities of their employer's
regime. But when the President is deposed, the trio are revealed as
less than innocent. A deeply chilling yet sensual novel, "Blood
Kin" illustrates Lord Acton's famous quip, "Absolute power corrupts
absolutely," and marks the beginning of an illustrious literary
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