'A true gem' (Amazon review)
'[This] is going to be a big hit!!...I'd never read anything like it' (Concourse Magazine)
'A very powerful and unusual story' (Maxinne Linnell, Author)
Dilkhush returns to the hometown where a gas disaster killed thousands. Those in charge at the time are back. She is sent there to give and get forgiveness, but vengeance surfaces. From the moment she gets off the bus, the past rushes in, and a mysterious chain of events unravels. Allies emerge, including a wise old owl, a master of bargains, a disaster entrepreneur, and an enigmatic supporter. But a powerful nemesis also appears. Dilkhush scours the depths of her soul for answers. How is she to know that the present would rush at her with startling revelations and brutal secrets? Yet, these could also liberate her for a rebirth.
Lifewalla is an unforgettable portrait of loss and pain. It is a deeply moving story of the humanity that could be experienced in a family of strangers. A story of the instinct to grapple for a child's survival, with indestructible hope.
'At a time when our world is beset by natural and man-made disaster Nina Joshi Ramsey really gets inside the psychology of disasters and the consequences that they wreak. It's a very human book and the proceeds are for a good cause. I recommend it.' (Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes President 2015-16, British Psychological Society)
The novel extract above is abridged from Lifewalla.