Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: when adopted midwife Mariam embarks on a project to protect an abandoned premature baby, she is forced to face her own abandonment years before. Time is running out before the baby is sent to the orphanage. A mysterious character from the city surrounding the hospital will be crucial in determining the baby’s fate, as will a workaholic British doctor with whom Mariam finds herself falling in love. Alice Allan’s debut novel is an original, vivid and moving story about attachment, loss and the power of touch.
Open my Eyes is relased 30th March, 2017. It is published by Pinter and Martin.