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EVERY DROP OF BLOOD IS RED marries a thrilling, twisty premise with a moral inquiry about where we're taken once we reach the endpoint of vengeance. Umar Turaki is among the most dazzling and inventive novelists I've come upon in years."

Kevin Chong, Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated author of THE DOUBLE LIFE OF BENSON YU

Release date: November 5, 2024

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Lives intersect for a young woman on a quest for revenge and a family man with a violent past in a haunting and provocative novel by the author of Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold.

In Jos, Nigeria, Dareng Pamson is slowly winning back the trust of his pregnant wife after his infidelity shook their marriage. When a young Muslim woman comes in out of the rain looking for work in Dareng’s auto repair shop, Dareng cautiously agrees—against his better judgment. She’s passionate and willing to learn. Besides, it’s time he started doing things differently.

After being back in her hometown for only a week, Murmula Denge finds who she’s looking for: Dareng, the Christian man whose coldhearted ambition and greed shattered her family. At first, she wants only to destroy his tenuous peace by introducing chaos. Until Murmula realises that for true closure and justice, she must go to extremes. Blood for blood.

Neither is prepared for the mysterious turning point that changes their lives forever. As they navigate the quandary of faith and the strange new ties that bind them, coming to terms with the past is only the beginning.


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