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Luminous Airplanes

ISBN-10: 1250013828

ISBN-13: 9781250013828

Edition: N/A

Authors: Paul La Farge

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"A terrific read. It's smart, charming, funny, highly astute, and subtly political. It's set in Johannesburg, but the story could map onto life anywhere.' - Douglas Coupland, author of Generation XFor eleven-year-old Jack Viljee, apartheid Johannesburg is a rational and simple place. Whether he's picking fights with his little sister or fretting over his possibly gay best friend, Jack can always depend upon Susie, his family's black maid, for a word of sympathy and approval. The Viljee household, in its small way, mimics the politics of the country. But Jack's little world is upset by the arrival of Percy, Susie's teenaged son. When Percy catches Jack in a shameful moment, Jack discovers that even small acts of revenge can have unimaginable consequences. Subversively smart and unapologetically funny, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. is a powerful debut from a fearlessly original voice.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English