G M CLARK The Raw Man

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The Raw Man

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It begins with a journey. In a resurrected bungalow on the edge of the fledgling nation of Zimbabwe, Sergeant Gordon's story has come to rest. He has borne it across drought-blasted floodplains and highlands, fleeing the copper mine which was his prison for many years. Back there in the underground darkness his story first took form, told as it came to him: in patterns and pieces, forwards and backwards in time, until it became a breathing, speaking entity, moving out through the tunnels. In sections oscillating between the material and spiritual worlds we learn Gordon's story in reverse, from the military, to adolescent rebellion, a patchwork education and the brutal initiations of youth; back to childhood, birth and beyond. We travel the scarred landscapes of Southern Africa: a fractured region contending with its own history and a terrible present reality. Gordon must do the same; reading the blood stories of those he meets, uncovering in visions the secrets of his own ancestry. "The Raw Man" is a unique and powerful first novel, a mixing of reality and myth and histories real and imagined. It is a story which has never before been told, a conjuring of an extraordinary place and time which reverberates beyond the pages. Reminiscent in its intensity to Joseph Conrad, in its scope to J. M. Coetzee, and in its storytelling to Jorge Luis Borges, "The Raw Man" is a revelatory work of fiction, and one that is impossible to forget.

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George Makana Clark was raised in Rhodesia. His fiction has been published in The O. Henry Prize Stories, Tin House, Zoetrope: All Story, Glimmer Train, and Transition Magazine, and he was shortlisted for the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing. He currently teaches Fiction Writing and African literature at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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"The Raw Man is an extraordinary novel, and a work of rare conception, bringing together, within one individual, the painfully conflicted history of southern Africa." -- Brian Chikwava

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