Schande = Disgrace (Paperback)

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A book read in 2 days....each page is heavy with meaning, no space wasted with momentary lapses in skill. The story of a fifty something man in South Africa most aware of his encroaching old age. After a flagrant display lacking in humility he flees to the remote Eastern Cape to live with his grown daughter. Here, amongst hard work and a shocking, violent incident, he learns lessons he believed he was too old to learn. A story of compassion, of generation differences and knowing that it is never too late to grow. A great book. — Northshire Staff

A brilliant metaphorical study of the history of South Africa as viewed through the experiences of the protagonist, David Lurie, a university professor who has fallen from grace. Profound and disturbing. — Amy Palmer

Product Details
ISBN: 9783596150984
ISBN-10: 3596150981
Publisher: Distribooks
Publication Date: April 1st, 2002
Language: German