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Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor

Bitter Fruit
by Achmat Dangor

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 'Dangor's writing, and the world he creates with it, exude a vibrant physicality... Dangor's vivid prose, narrative fluency and facility for literary experiment make Bitter Fruit a considerable achievement.'Shomit Dutta, Daily Telegraph
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SHORTLISTED FOR 2003 THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award 2003 'Dangor's writing, and the world he creates with it, exude a vibrant physicality... Dangor's vivid prose, narrative fluency and facility for literary experiment make Bitter Fruit a considerable achievement.'-- Shomit Dutta, Daily Telegraph The last time Silas Ali encountered the Lieutenant, Silas was locked in the back of a police van and the Lieutenant was conducting a vicious assault on Lydia, his wife.When Silas sees him again, by chance, twenty years later, crimes from the past erupt into the present, splintering the Ali's fragile family life. Bitter Fruitis the story of Silas and Lydia, their parents, friends and colleagues, as their lives take off in unexpected directions and relationships fracture under the weight of history.It is also the story of their son Mickey, a student and sexual adventurer, with an enquiring mind and a strong will.An unforgettably fine novel about a brittle family in a dysfunctional society.

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Sku
GOR000275572
Title
Bitter Fruit
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Atlantic Books
Year published
Number of pages
288
ISBN 10
1843542641
ISBN 13
9781843542643
Prizes
Short-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2004 (UK)
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Note
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