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My Mother's Lovers by Christopher Hope
  

My Mother's Lovers

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My Mother's Lovers by Christopher Hope

Once it seemed to Kathleen Healey that Africa was empty and all of it belonged to her. An aviator, big-game hunter and knitting devotee, she would land her plane wherever and whenever she chose. She was free with her favours too, and her multitude of lovers came from all over the continent. When Kathleen dies, her only son Alexander returns to Johannesburg to carry out her final wishes. But then he meets Cindy September, and Alexander must confront the final part of his mother's legacy - his capacity for love.

Reviews

'My Mother's Lovers is a deceptive kind of masterpiece. It is wonderful on the matter of human belonging and tribal instinct, terrific on the whole subject of the European penetration of Africa, but most impressive of all as a panoramic evocation of the South Africa of our times.'
Jan Morris

'Hope has undertaken the imaginative project of outwriting a society that, as it lives out its fantasies, ventures deeper and deeper into the theatre of cruelty, enacting a tangled, horrifying dark comedy.'
J

.M. Coetzee on White Boy Running


About the Author

Christopher Hope was born in Johannesburg in 1944. He is the author of seven novels, including Kruger's Alp, winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction, and Serenity House, which was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize. He is also a poet and playwright and author of the celebrated memoir White Boy Running. His latest non-fiction book, Brothers Under the Skin: Travels in Tyranny was published in 2003.

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Book Info

Publication date

8th February 2007

Author

Christopher Hope

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Publisher

Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781843543831

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