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Up Against the Night


Disponibilitate: LIVRARE IN 2-4 SAPTAMANI (produsul este livrat din Marea Britanie)

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Frank McAllister has long since dropped "Retief" as his middle name, but the legacy of his family's history proves harder to shake. His ancestor Piet Retief, leader of the South African Great Trek, was killed by Zulu king Dingane in the 1838 massacre, along with a hundred men, women, and children. Afrikaner legend paints Retief as a homegrown Moses, bringing his people to the Promised Land. But Frank believes something rotten lies at the core of this family myth.

Frank spends his days in his London home with his new partner and her son and the products of his wealth. But the return of his daughter, Lucinda, from rehab in California brings him intense guilt: having sided with him during his divorce from her mother, she crumbled under the weight of the bitter separation. Lucinda has brought home with her a mysterious boy, and they will join the family trip to Frank's beach house in South Africa--not far from the site of the 1838 massacre. In the lulls of their idyllic days, Frank unravels what really happened on that fateful day, and how it may connect to the violence of the apartheid years, and the violence encroaching on them even now.

Up Against the Night is an enthralling tale of personal conflict and intrigue, set against the backdrop of South Africa's tangled past and troubled present, and told with tremendous color and insight. Absolutely original and gripping, it is destined to be as influential as JM Coetzee's Disgrace.

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Autor Cartwright, Justin
Editura Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensiuni 194 x 125 x 17
Data Publicarii 11/08/2016
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 256
Descriere RO Frank McAllister a renuntat de mult la „Retief” drept prenume, dar mostenirea istoriei familiei sale se dovedeste mai greu de zguduit. Stramosul sau Piet Retief, liderul Marelui Trek din Africa de Sud, a fost ucis de regele Zulu Dingane in masacrul din 1838, impreuna cu o suta de barbati, femei si copii.
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Frank McAllister a renuntat de mult la „Retief” drept prenume, dar mostenirea istoriei familiei sale se dovedeste mai greu de zguduit. Stramosul sau Piet Retief, liderul Marelui Trek din Africa de Sud, a fost ucis de regele Zulu Dingane in masacrul din 1838, impreuna cu o suta de barbati, femei si copii.
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