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Bitter Fruit By Achmat Dangor

Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor

Condition - Very Good
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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

Bitter Fruit Summary

Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor

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.

Bitter Fruit Reviews

'The unremitting intensity of Dangor's focus is just as notable as its depth.' * Independent on Sunday *
This is a haunting story of a family disintegrating, wonderfully authentic on its context, gender and generation, its progress like slow dancing. * Barbara Trapido, Independent *
Meticulously written and perfectly paced, the story, while grim, hints at an escape from history's tyranny. * Irish Times *

About Achmat Dangor

Born in 1948 Achmat Dangor grew up in a mixed race township called Newclare. He devoted much of his life to politics, including heading up the Kasigo Trust, which, when created, was the largest black-led foundation in the country. Since laying down his duties as Director of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Dangor is giving his full attention to his writing. His publications include Waiting for Leila (1981), and Kafka's Curse (1997).

Additional information

GOR000275572
Bitter Fruit by Achmat Dangor
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2004-09-02
288
1843542641
9781843542643
Short-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2004 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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