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Kings of the Water

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Description for Kings of the Water Paperback. * A beautifully written story which brings into focus the personal - a man's reconciliation with his father - and the big-picture-political: how South Africa comes to terms with its past Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 153 x 20. Weight in Grams: 346.

When Michiel Steyn returns to the family farmstead in South Africa for his mother's funeral, he has spent close to half his lifetime abroad. But even after fifteen years' absence, neither Michiel nor those he left behind have truly come to terms with his terrible flight from the farm they called Paradise.

As Michiel submits himself to the rituals of mourning and remembrance in the small town and on the land where he became a man, all that has lain undisturbed for years is brought to light. A father's implacable fury and a brother's violent death, the loss of ... Read more

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Little, Brown Book Group
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About Prof Mark Behr
Born in Tanzania in 1963, Mark Behr later moved to South Africa with his family. His first novel THE SMELL OF APPLES won several awards and was shortlisted for several more.

Reviews for Kings of the Water
Mark Behr meshes the personal and political with a novel about forgiveness and reconciliation . . . this unsparing novel captures the internal stuggles of a man in crisis, and a post-apartheid world still circled by security fence s' Emma Hagestadt, Independent
‘Superbly written, thoughtful and unflinching, this terrific novel explores the mentality of the Afrikaner male with wonderfully ... Read more

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