In Ruby Winters' world, colour opens some doors and slams others shut. Her Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface. Ruby can't resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the rush of first love, but whose presence also brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances.
In Ruby Winters' world, colour opens some doors and slams others shut. Her opulent Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface.
Ruby can't resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the exciting rush of first love, but whose presence brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances. She might not see race, colour or creed - but it seems everybody else does . . .
This dazzling novel will entrance teenage and adult readers alike.
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'Wonderful . . . This is a new book with an old and wise heart. It may very well have the makings of a classic' - Guardian
'Beautifully, powerfully and compellingly written . . . extraordinarily moving' - Sunday Times
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'A beautifully evoked, exquisitely written novel' - Sunday Telegraph
About Linzi Glass
Linzi Glass was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and moved to the United States as a young adult. She has published articles, and has written plays, screenplays, short stories and two novels - The Year the Gypsies Came and Ruby Red. She lives in Los Angeles with her teenage daughter, Jordan.
Ruby Red by Linzi Glass
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
Short-listed for Carnegie Medal 2008
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