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The Headhunter's Daughter: A Mystery (Paperback)

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From Tamar Myers, author of The Witch Doctor's Wife, comes a spellbinding tale of equatorial Africa and a child torn dangerously between two worlds.

In 1945, an infant left inadvertently to die in the jungles of the Belgian Congo is discovered by a young Bashilele tribesman on a mission to claim the head of an enemy. Recognized as humandespite her pale white skin and strange blue eyesthe baby is brought into the tribe and raised as its own. Thirteen years later, the girlnow called "Ugly Eyes"will find herself at the center of a controversy that will rock two separate societies.

Young missionary Amanda Brown hears the incredible stories of a white girl living among the Bashilele headhunters. In the company of the local police chief, Captain Pierre Jardin, and with the witch doctor's wife, the quick-witted Cripple, along as translator, Amanda heads into the wild hoping to bring the lost girl back to "civilization." But Ugly Eyes no longer belongs in their worldand the secrets surrounding her birth and disappearance are placing them all in far graver peril than anyone ever imagined.

About the Author


Tamar Myers was born in what was then the Belgian Congo in 1948, where her parents were American Mennonite missionaries to a tribe of head-hunters. She moved to the USA at the age of fifteen. On her mother's side, Tamar is descended from one of the first Amish families to settle in America in 1738. She is the author of more than forty mystery novels and many short stories.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061997648
ISBN-10: 0061997641
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: January 25th, 2011
Pages: 229
Language: English