Crooked Seeds
Karen Jennings
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Extraordinary . . . unputdownable.'—Roddy Doyle Deidre is a victim, of her family, her society, her history. That is how she sees herself, and so she feels free of all obligations, moral and practical. Until the police take her back to her family home... In a Cape Town where water is rationed and has to be collected from trucks each day, with the consequences of apartheid and the ending of it still evident, Deidre lives from day to day in squalor - largely created by herself - borrowing, persuading, cadging her way from the water trucks to the bar, testing the tolerance and pity of everyone she knows. Then she is contacted by the police, and taken by a respectful constable to the house where she grew up and where she lost her leg in a shattering explosion while still young. Faced with what is found there, she has to accept the truth of her past, and of her older brother, her parents' golden boy. Then she must confront herself and her responsibility, and what it truly is to be a victim
ISBN 9789361135743Category FictionSubcategory Politics & Current Affairs
Publisher Pan Macmillan IndiaImprint PicadorPublished 16/04/2024
Format B FormatBinding PaperbackPage extent 200
KAREN JENNINGS is a South African author. Her debut novel, Finding Soutbek,... »
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