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A Fork in the Road By Andre Brink

A Fork in the Road by Andre Brink

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This is Andre Brink's story of a life lived in tumultuous times. He describes with searing honesty his conflicting experiences of growing up in a world where innocence was always surrounded by violence and storytelling was a means of reconciling the stark contrasts of his world.

A Fork in the Road Summary

A Fork in the Road by Andre Brink

This is Andre Brink's story of a life lived in tumultuous times. He describes with searing honesty his conflicting experiences of growing up in a world where innocence was always surrounded by violence and storytelling was a means of reconciling the stark contrasts of his world.

His time spent in Paris in the 1960s confirmed in him the desire to become a writer but his opposition to the apartheid establishment resulted in years of harassment by the South African secret police; it also led to extraordinary friendships with leaders of the ANC in exile.

A Fork in the Road is Andre Brink's love song to the country where he was born and where, despite recent tragedies, he still lives today.

A Fork in the Road Reviews

A passionate and remarkably brave exhumation of loves, hates and friendships -- Nicholas Shakespeare * Daily Telegraph *
Elegiac, angry and earnest * Guardian *
Those who have never before opened one of Brink's books and wish to find him at his considerable best should at once read the first sixty pages of his autobiography * Literary Review *
Brink's a brave man, oh yes, and this is an extraordinary book because it combines, uniquely, angry forensic polemic with writing of the highest order * Irish Times *
Romanticism, often in the teeth of appalling oppression and tragedy, is the spirit which runs through A Fork in the Road * Herald *

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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GOR011314409
9780099527039
0099527030
A Fork in the Road by Andre Brink
Used - Like New
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2010-04-01
464
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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