This Life

A Novel
Author(s): Karel Schoeman
Original Publish Date: May 12, 2015
Product Number: EB00558820
Released: May 12, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780914671169
Publisher: Archipelago
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This beautifully written novel, by one of South Africa's most celebrated writers, has an almost hypnotic power that draws the reader into one woman's life. As a post-apartheid novel, This Life considers both the past and future of the Afrikaner people through four generations of one family. In an elegiac narrator's tone, there is also a sense of compulsion in the narrator's attempts to understand the past and achieve reconciliation in the present. This Life is a powerful story partly of suffering and partly of reflection.

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