In a crowded bar in West Africa, Noah John, a disillusioned American correspondent, falls for the woman of his dreams - Lilith - a passionate, beautiful, danger-seeking press photographer. This is the story of love gone wrong and optimism betrayed.
'Eveless Eden' is the story of the affair between Noah John, London correspondent of a New York newspaper, and Lilith da Vinci, international press photographer. Of how they meet in a rain-soaked bar in West Africa, how they fall in love, and how the paradise they make is lost. Because when one of them lets the evil in, there's no going back.
Also available in Flamingo: 'John Dollar'
'An extravagant, involved and involving novel … dauntlessly thought-provoking throughout'
REBECCA GOWERS, 'Sunday Telegraph'
'A memorable and intelligent love story, a thriller set in the world of rapid political change between 1986 and 1991… 'Eveless Eden' is quite a heart squeezer. But it is also full of beefy ethical questioning, personal and political, which is why the use of contemporary history as an allegorical framework works so brilliantly.'
HELEN STEVENSON, 'The Times'
'A pacy thriller … reaching the end of this novel, you want to go back and reassess its clever symmetries of language and plot.'
DAVID PALLISTER, 'Guardian'
'A scorchingly good book, so accomplished that to summarise it is almost to insult it.'
GILL PYRAH, 'Cosmopolitan'
Marianne Wiggins was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1947. She has lived in Paris, Brussels, Rome and New York, and now lives in London. She is the author of four previous novels, including the highly acclaimed ‘John Dollar’, and two collections of short stories.