Andre Brink A Fork in the Road

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A Fork in the Road

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One of South Africa’s best-loved novelists writes with searing honesty about growing up in a world where innocence was always surrounded by violence. Illuminating his memoir is his life-long love affair with music, art, the theatre and literature and his relationships with remarkable women.

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Andre Brink (1935 - 2015) was one of South Africa's most prominent writers and is the author of several novels, including A Dry White Season, Imaginings of Sand, The Rights of Desire, The Other Side of Silence and Philida. He has won South Africa's most important literay prize, the CNA Award, three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His last novel, Philida, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2012.

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"A passionate and remarkably brave exhumation of loves, hates and friendships" -- Nicholas Shakespeare Daily Telegraph "Elegiac, angry and earnest" Guardian "Those who have never before opened one of Brink's books and wish to find him at his considerable best should at once read the first sixty pages of his autobiography" Literary Review "Brink's a brave man, oh yes, and this is an extraordinary book because it combines, uniquely, angry forensic polemic with writing of the highest order" Irish Times "Romanticism, often in the teeth of appalling oppression and tragedy, is the spirit which runs through A Fork in the Road" Herald

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