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Kings of the water

Author: Mark Behr
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Michiel Steyn returns to the family farmstead in South Africa for his mother's funeral, he has spent close to half his lifetime abroad. But even after 15 years' absence, neither Michiel nor those left behind have truly come to terms with his terrible flight from the farm they called Paradise.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Behr
ISBN: 034911370X 9780349113708
OCLC Number: 503627864
Awards: Short-listed for Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book (Africa Region) 2010 (UK)
Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2011 (UK)
Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Mark Behr.

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* A beautifully written story which brings into focus the personal - a man's reconciliation with his father - and the big-picture-political: how South Africa comes to terms with its past  Read more...

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Kate Saunders, The Times Mark Behr meshes the personal and political with a novel about forgiveness and reconciliation . . . this unsparing novel captures the internal stuggles of a man in crisis, Read more...

 
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