Skinner's Drift

Skinner's Drift

Large Print - 2006 | Center Point large print ed.
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There is a tie that runs deeper in Africa than it does anywhere else in the world - a connection to land, to roots, to home. Eva van Rensburg fled form apartheid South Africa and vowed never to return. Her childhood home was a place of haunted memories and broken hearts. But her father was dying. . . she had no choice.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2006.
Edition: Center Point large print ed.
ISBN: 9781585477531
Branch Call Number: FUGAR
Characteristics: 365 p. ; 23 cm.


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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 22, 2015

In this beautiful first novel, Lisa Fugard (daughter of the acclaimed South African playwright) paints a haunting portrait of a family careening towards disaster. She vividly describes the isolation of Eva's rebellious and lonely English mother, the desperation of her Afrikaner father as drought destroys his farm, the conflicts among the black farm workers as the younger generation questions the loyalty and subservience of their elders, and the dangerous silence of a young girl who witnesses too much.

Jun 20, 2008

An excellent read.


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Jun 20, 2008

Beautifully captures the pathos during the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa as lived by a rural, poor, white family, and the black-white tensions of 1980's - 1997.

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