Troubador The Tears of Boabdil

Released: 28/09/2020

ISBN: 9781800460188

eISBN: 9781800467170

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Tears of Boabdil


Vince is an accomplished liar and undercover Special Branch agent. Truth, for him, is the story we tell. Sworn to his country, committed to his work, he takes on a new mission - masquerading as an Islamic convert to infiltrate a British Jihadi group. There, he meets the beautiful sister of the leaders and soon becomes entangled in a way he never thought possible and which threatens his grip on reality. As reality weakens with each story about Moorish Spain Vince spins to seduce Ayesha, the more the fictional world blends into his world. But which will he choose: a duty that strengthens barriers or a love that breaks them?

“A thematically ambitious novel, interweaving multiple narrative lines. Both disturbing and arresting.”
Adam Craig, author of Vitus Dreams and fiction editor for Cinnamon Press

“A joy to read—a range of emotions from sympathy to horror.”
Alina Voyce, author of Lifelights

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Neil MacDonald

Neil MacDonald's debut novel introduces an exciting talent. The book won two prizes during its development, the Plot of Gold and a Cinnamon Press mentorship.

He has also published short stories in magazines including Structo and Gold Dust as well as articles about writing and six books on human rights and international aid. Born in Scotland and raised in Jamaica he has lived and worked in England, the USA, South Africa, and now lives in a cottage in Surrey with his wife and the two obligatory dogs.

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