When I Get to Dakar by Winston Pinnock
Approx. 119,800 words.
Published on May 23, 2012.
An American soldier who defected from the Afghanistan war finds himself in Senegal lost and unsure of his next steps. Masood, a wayward Senegalese teen is also on an unsure life trajectory when their two paths meet.
When Masood meets Shawn, the American soldier an unlikely bond forms and the two take on unbelievable odds as they move towards their joint 'promised land".