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Karoo Boy

Karoo Boy (Paperback)

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Christmas Day, Muizenberg beach, Cape Town. A freak accident leaves Douglas's twin brother dead, and his family's fragmentation begins. Wracked by guilt, his father leaves. His mother packs up their home and takes her son to a tiny backwater town, where she withdraws into her painting. Douglas, a city kid in an insular community, makes only two friends: harum-scarum Marika, on the brink of womanhood, and the old Xhosa garage worker, Moses, with his dream of putting together a car from spare parts and driving to Cape Town, his longed-for promised land. Through Blacklaws' powerful prose, dreams and reality meet in a lyrical novel of small town South Africa that has universal resonance.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Duckworth Overlook Publication Date: 28/07/2005 ISBN-13: 9780715633977  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Troy Blacklaws is a young South African writer and photographer, who has lived in London and Frankfurt, and now teaches English in Vienna. Karoo Boy is his first novel.

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