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Before I Forget By Andre Brink

Before I Forget
by Andre Brink

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Chris Minaar is a distinguished South African writer, an old writer, but a writer who has lost whatever gift he had for writing. It is on New Year's Eve, courtesy of his stalled car, that he meets Rachel, a young sculptress who becomes the great love of his life, a love greater for being unfulfilled.
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Before I Forget by Andre Brink

Chris Minaar is a distinguished South African writer, an old writer, but a writer who has lost whatever gift he had for writing. It is on New Year's Eve, courtesy of his stalled car, that he meets Rachel, a young sculptress who becomes the great love of his life, a love greater for being unfulfilled. He finds himself captivated by Rachel and drawn into a close friendship with her husband. As their friendship develops, Chris must reconcile himself to an unaccustomed type of intimacy but one that inevitably threatens this precarious triangular relationship. Woven through this is the story of his life and of a lifetime's loving. For he has known many women. As it becomes clear that this book is the final writing act of Chris's creative life, so we understand that these recollections are an attempt to bring order to an otherwise chaotic existence. Before I Forget is the history of a life set against the history of a nation, and the history of a transforming love.

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Before I Forget Reviews


"Before I Forget is a novel by a writer at the peak of his craft" * Times Literary Supplement *
"A sober and beautiful - one might even say indispensable - meditation on the nature of love" * Scotsman *
"Brink is one of the crucial writers of our time" * Herald *
"Garcia Marquez, Solzhenitsyn: Andre Brink must be considered with that class of writer" * Guardian *
"Before I Forget is not a book that will be forgotten easily" -- Michael Arditti * Sunday Express *

About Andre Brink


Andre Brink (1935 - 2015) was one of South Africa's most prominent writers and is the author of several novels, including A Dry White Season, Imaginings of Sand, The Rights of Desire, The Other Side of Silence and Philida. He has won South Africa's most important literay prize, the CNA Award, three times and has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His last novel, Philida, was longlisted for the Booker Prize in 2012.

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GOR001419107
Before I Forget by Andre Brink
Andre Brink
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-09-01
320
0099477521
9780099477525
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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