Hope, Christopher My Mother's Lovers

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"Kick off your shoes, pour yourself a stiff drink and take your hat off to the elder statesman of southern African words--he's done it again." --Alexandra Fuller"Vivid and powerful. Highly recommended." --"Library Journal" (starred review)The author of "Serenity House" and "Kruger's Alp" (winner of the Whitbread Prize for Fiction) returns with a lyrical and taut novel about the past fifty years of white presence in South Africa, told through a son's larger-than-life vision of his mother. In Kathleen Healey, acclaimed novelist Christopher Hope crafts a superbly authentic female character. Aviator, big game hunter, and a knitting devotee who once boxed three rounds with Ernest Hemingway, her multitude of lovers came from all over the world. When she fades with illness, her son must carry out her final wishes, and confront his own ability to love. Bitingly funny and inventive, " My Mother's Lovers" is as fierce and radiant as our romance with Africa.

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"'My Mother's Lovers is a deceptive kind of masterpiece. It is wonderful on the matter of human belonging and tribal instinct, terrific on the whole subject of the European penetration of Africa, but most impressive of all as a panoramic evocation of the South Africa of our times.' Jan Morris 'Hope has undertaken the imaginative project of outwriting a society that, as it lives out its fantasies, ventures deeper and deeper into the theatre of cruelty, enacting a tangled, horrifying dark comedy.' J.M. Coetzee on White Boy Running"

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'Hope writes with extraordinary exuberance and invention. His narrative is like one of the great rivers of Africa, carrying everything before it, and dazzling the eyes with its glitter... This powerful, disturbing, scintillating novel confirms me in my view that Hope is one of the dozen best novelists in this country today.' Francis King, Literary Review

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