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The Dubious Salvation Of Jack V

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Author: Jacques Strauss
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429941243
Size: 64.84 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Book Description: Jack Viljee's hometown of Johannesburg is still divided by apartheid, though the old order is starting to crumble. According to eleven-year-old Jack, the world is a rational and simple place. But if life doesn't conform to Jack's expectations, there is always the sympathy and approval of the family's maid to console him. Not that Susie is a pushover. She believes violence, of the nondisfiguring variety, is a healthy form of affection-hence her not infrequent expression "Jack, I love you so much. I will hit you." Jack himself is not above socking his best friend in the eye or scamming his little sister into picking up the dog mess. The Viljee household, in its small way, mirrors the politics of the country. This noisy domesticity is upset by the arrival of Susie's fifteen-year-old son. Percy is bored, idle, and full of rage. When Percy catches Jack in an indelibly shameful moment, Jack learns that the smallest act of revenge has consequences beyond his imagining. The world, it turns out, is not so simple. Subversively smart and unapologetically funny, clever and a little dangerous, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. explores the cost of forgiveness. It is a powerful debut from a fearlessly original voice.


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Category : Libraries
Languages : en
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Book Description: Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-


The Curator

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Author: Jacques Strauss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473511194
Size: 70.34 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: Shortlisted for the 2015 Encore Prize Longlisted for the 2015 Green Carnation Prize It's not possible to undo what happened in 1976. In rural South Africa a family massacre takes place; a bloodbath whose only witness is the family’s black maid. Hendrik Deyer is the principal of a state-run school camp who lives nearby with his wife and their two sons, Werner and Marius. As Hendrik becomes obsessed with uncovering what happened, his wife worries about her neighbours, a poor white family whose malign influence on her son Werner is – she believes – making his behaviour inexplicably strange and hostile. One night another tragedy changes each of their lives, irrevocably. Two decades later, Werner is living with his mother and invalid father in a small Pretoria flat. South Africa is a changed place. Werner holds a tedious job in the administration department of the local university and dreams of owning his own gallery. His father is bedridden, hovering on the edge of death, and furious, as he has been for twenty years. As Werner feels his own life slip away, his thoughts turn to murder as a means to correct the course of all their futures. He can't undo the past, but Werner’s desperation to change his own his fate will threaten not only his own family but also those still living in the aftermath of what happened all those years ago.


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Category : Science
Languages : en
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Blockbuster Entertainment Guide To Movies And Videos 1998

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Author: Dell Publishing
Publisher: Island Books
ISBN: 9780440224198
Size: 34.78 MB
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Category : Motion pictures
Languages : en
Pages : 1600
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Book Description: The leading expert on video sales and rentals presents the ultimate video sourcebook--the most complete and comprehensive one on the market, with over 22,500 entries of every film available on video in an easy-to-use A-Z format, cross-indexed by title, director, celebrity and film category, including a special section listing films suitable for children.


The Philosopher S Index

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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
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Book Description: Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.


Punch

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Author: Henry Mayhew
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Size: 25.23 MB
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Category : English wit and humor
Languages : en
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The American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language

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Author: American Heritage Dictionary
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780395090664
Size: 80.35 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 1550
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Book Description: Rev. ed. published as: American Heritage dictionary. 2nd college ed. 1982.


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Category : Bibliography
Languages : en
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The Century Bible

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Category : Bible
Languages : en
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