At a glance:
- Author: André Brink
- First Published: 1978
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Political fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Parents and children, Love or romance, Twentieth century, Betrayal, Friendship, Adultery, Loyalty, South Africa or South Africans, Treason, Apartheid
- Locales: Africa, South Africa
Martin Mynhardt’s ties to his family farm in the Eastern Cape of Good Hope could form a barrier to the acquisitive desires of a land-hungry company that wants to own and control the region outright. Yet Martin is not the sort of person to sentimentalize his roots or to care much about the effect of the farm’s loss on family members and their black retainers.
There are, however, two people in Martin’s world whom he does actually care for—far more than he cares for his emotionally estranged wife, Elise, or his angry, disillusioned son, Louis: namely, his...
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