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Dry White Season

ISBN-10: 0061138630
ISBN-13: 9780061138638
Edition: N/A
Authors: Andr� Brink
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Description: As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, Andr Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality.   More...

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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, Andr Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality. Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. A simple, apolitical man, he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies-until the sudden arrest and subsequent "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's school. Haunted by new questions and desperate to believe that the man's death was a tragic accident, Du Toit undertakes an investigation into the terrible affair-a quest for the truth that will have devastating consequences for the teacher and his family, as it draws him into a lethal morass of lies, corruption, and murder.

Andr� Brink is a South African writer and educator. He was born on May 29, 1935 in Vrede, South Africa. Brink studied at Potchefstroom in South Africa and later in Paris. Brink became a part of a group of writers known as the Sixtiers upon returning to South Africa in the 1960s. The group aimed to broaden Afrikaner fiction by writing about sexual and moral matters and the failings of the traditional political system. Two of Brink's books, Looking on Darkness and A Dry White Season, were banned in South Africa. Brink became a professor of Afrikaans and Dutch literature at Rhodes University and professor of English at the University of Cape Town. He has received the 1980 Martin Luther King Prize, the 1980 French Prix Medicis Etranger, and the 1982 Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. Brink has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize twice and nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature on several occasions.

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