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People like ourselves

Author: Pamela Jooste
Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Julia belongs to the inner circle of Johannesburg high society. It is rumoured that all those not invited to her wedding had to pretend to be out of town at their beach houses to save face. But in the New South Africa, things have changed. The days of tea on the lawn are over. Julia's husband, Douglas, is a serial adulterer who is no longer willing to pay for the small luxuries she has always enjoyed. Her daughter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jooste, Pamela.
People like ourselves.
London : Doubleday, 2003
(OCoLC)606990378
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Jooste
ISBN: 0385601484 9780385601481 0385605404 9780385605403
OCLC Number: 51271935
Description: 302 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Pamela Jooste.

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"Julia belongs to the inner circle of Johannesburg high society. It is rumoured that all those not invited to her wedding had to pretend to be out of town at their beach houses to save face. But in the New South Africa, things have changed. The days of tea on the lawn are over. Julia's husband, Douglas, is a serial adulterer who is no longer willing to pay for the small luxuries she has always enjoyed. Her daughter has rebelled herself right out of her life. Julia doesn't seem to be able to manage the 'home workers', who nowadays appear to come with a will of their own, and her best friend, Caroline, is quietly considering killing her husband. Now Douglas's ex-wife, who is never spoken of, has announced her intention of coming to visit from London, bringing, no doubt, her politically correct credentials along with her. She says she's coming to see Nelson (Mandela)."--BOOK JACKET.

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" Tough, smart and vulnerable ... her writing is emblematic of an entire people." -- "Independent" " One of the new breed of women writers in South Africa who are telling our story with such power Read more...

 
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