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Author: Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A chef, a portraitist and a barber are taken hostage in a coup to overthrow their boss, the President. They are held captive in a palatial retreat in the mountains high above the capital city. Far below them, chaos tears through the streets. The chef's daughter, the portraitist's wife and the barber's lover watch their men from the shadows. In such precarious times, intimate relationships are as dangerous as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Suspense fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dovey, Ceridwen.
Blood kin
(OCoLC)85898287
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 9781848872622 1848872623 1322952027 9781322952024
OCLC Number: 903691639
Awards: Winner of Sunday Times Fiction Prize 2008
Winner of University of Johnannesberg Prize for Creative Writing 2007
Short-listed for Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book - Africa 2008
Short-listed for John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize 2007
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Part I; 1. His portraitist; 2. His chef; 3. His barber; 4. His portraitist; 5. His chef; 6. His barber; 7. His portraitist; 8. His chef; 9. His barber; 10. His portraitist; 11. His chef; 12. His barber; 13. His portraitist; 14. His chef; 15. His barber; Part II; 1. His barber's brother's fiancée; 2. His chef's daughter; 3. His portraitist's wife; 4. His barber's brother's fiancée; 5. His chef's daughter; 6. His portraitist's wife; 7. His barber's brother's fiancée; 8. His chef's daughter; 9. His portraitist's wife; Part III. 1. His barber2. His portraitist; 3. His chef.
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Publication of Blood Kin announces the discovery of wonderful new literary star: Ceridwen Dovey'Blood Kin is a fable of the arrogance of power, beneath whose dreamlike surface swirl currents of  Read more...

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"A precise and terrifying debut novel." -"The New York Times Book Review" "Dovey's surgical prose and cool apprehension of the machinations of ambition and lust make her a writer to watch." -"O, The Read more...

 
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