Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780715633977

Karoo Boy

Blacklaws, Troy Author

9780715633977: Karoo Boy

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

... his may, in time, turn out to be the voice we have been expecting from his generation. -- Andrew van der Vlies, TLS, London

Blacklaws's sensual, cinematic first novel ... renders keenly the atmospherics of 1970's South Africa - the hereditary hostilities, the epidemic suspicions. -- Rob Nixon, The New York Times Book Review

His language is as rich as the sea smell which is lodged in Douglas’ being. -- Natal Mercury, 18 March 2004

Karoo Boy is beautifully written and hauntingly evocative, A South African version of The Catcher in the Rye perhaps. -- Sunday Independent, South Africa, 11 April 2004

There are scenes of terrible violence and injustice which never feel melodramatic or overplayed. -- Margaret Stead, The Guardian, London

From the Author:

Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country was the novel that stirred me to write of Africa. I still hear Mister Slater’s resonant, textured voice reading from the novel all those years ago in Paarl Boys’ High, while I stared out the window and dreamt of being a writer.
I wrote Karoo Boy partly as a reply to Disgrace, as I found Coetzee's South Africa relentlessly bleak. I have not shied away from violence and cruelty, but have focused on a sensuous, filmic evocation of South Africa, ending on a note of hope.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Blacklaws, Troy Author
Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (2005)
ISBN 10: 071563397X ISBN 13: 9780715633977
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AwesomeBooks
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Karoo Boy This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # W3-L1-R066-MB001-D20-00018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 0.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 3.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Blacklaws, Troy Author
Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
ISBN 10: 071563397X ISBN 13: 9780715633977
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: POOR. A readable copy. Quite a bit of ear and creasing. All pages intact. Bookseller Inventory # V2403643977

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 4.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 1.96
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Blacklaws, Troy Author
Published by Duckworth (2005)
ISBN 10: 071563397X ISBN 13: 9780715633977
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Munnbooks
(West Butterwick, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Duckworth, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped Daily In Secure Packaging By Professional Booksellers. Bookseller Inventory # 1719549

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
£ 5
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.66
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds