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Grahamstown, South Africa. It is the 1990s, the height of political unrest. This is the bittersweet story of two people whose lives intertwine without them ever knowing each other â€“ one a heavy-drinking white man and the other the young daughter of a black activist.
Reuben Cohen van Tonderâ€™s battle with unresolved grief and his search for hidden peace and Vita Mbuliâ€™s innocent resolve to remove the bad luck which has troubled her family for generations, climax together in a wondrous resolution of personal and national triumph.
The harsh and brutal realities of South Africaâ€™s past with its raw and sore racism, are brilliantly interlaced with enchantment, tenderness, forgiveness and hope.
Publication date: 02/04/2007
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd April 2007|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
Patricia Schonstein grew up in Zimbabwe and now lives in South Africa. Her first novel SKYLINE won the Percy FitzPatrick Prize 2002, was long-listed for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award 2002 and came second in the South African SUNDAY TIMES Literary Award for Fiction 2001. She has a masters degree in creative writing from the University of Cape Town.More About Patricia Schonstein