Rosewater is a town on the edge. A community formed around the edges of a mysterious alien biodome, its residents comprise the hopeful, the hungry and the helpless – people eager for a glimpse inside the dome or a taste of its rumored healing powers.
Kaaro is a government agent with a criminal past. He has seen inside the biodome, and doesn’t care to again — but when something begins killing off others like himself, Kaaro must defy his masters to search for an answer, facing his dark history and coming to a realization about a horrifying future.
Rosewater is a purely brilliant read, one of the most imaginative science fiction novels I have read in ages.
Set in a future Nigeria, in the town of Rosewater, where psychics exist and a mysterious alien dome sends out healing vibes (and occasionally reanimates the dead) we follow Kaaro, whose one visit into the dome makes him determined never to return…
The story is complex and darkly beautiful, descriptively this is stunning, immersing you into Kaaro’s world entirely. He is a divisive, engaging protagonist who blends into the wildly original setting so well. Using different timelines and exploring many themes, Rosewater will have you turning the pages well into the night..
This is alien invasion as you’ve never seen it before, a sprawling, intriguing, epic of a novel, always unexpected and beautifully done. I’m a fan.