The Africa Bar by Nick Maes
A chance meeting between two women in Zanzibar blossoms into a firm friendship. Francesca has come to restore herself after the break-up of an affair, Carla to revive memories of a secret, long-ago love. But how far can they truly penetrate the exotic, mysterious place they've travelled to? Full of the sights, sounds and smells of this alluring island, Nick Maes's second novel is both captivating and poignant.