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The Resource Up against the night

Up against the night

Label
Up against the night
Title
Up against the night
Statement of responsibility
Justin Cartwright
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Language
eng
Summary
Frank McAllister has become wealthy in England, where he has lived for thirty years. He has a house in Notting Hill, a house in the New Forest, and a house near Cape Town. But more and more he feels alienated in England. As the book opens, he is preparing to go to South Africa with his lover, Nellie. He is also waiting anxiously for his daughter, Lucinda, to arrive from California, where she has been in rehab. Frank is a descendant of the Boer leader, Piet Retief, who was murdered by the Zulu king Dingane, along with all his followers, in 1838. He has been an icon of Afrikaners ever since. Frank's Afrikaner cousin, Jaco, has become moderately famous on YouTube for having faced down a huge white shark. He is now in America, where he has joined the Scientologists. His chaotic and violent life spills over on to Frank. He is drawn into a world of violence and delusion that is to threaten the family. Justin Cartwright possesses that rarest of novelist's skills - the ability to create fiction which is intensely serious but which also vividly encompasses the absurdity and comedy of life. 'Up against the night' is a subtle, brilliant novel about South Africa, its beautiful, superbly evoked landscape, its violent past and its uncertain present. Justin Cartwright is a descendant of Piet Retief
Summary
While vacationing at his beach house in South Africa, near the site of the 1838 massacre that left his ancestor, Piet Retief--the leader of the South African Great Trek--dead, Frank McAllister unravels what really happened on that fateful day long ago with the help of his troubled daughter
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446170
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Up against the night
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
898419308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
241 p.
Isbn
9781632860187
System control number
(OCoLC)898419308
Label
Up against the night
Publication
Control code
898419308
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
241 p.
Isbn
9781632860187
System control number
(OCoLC)898419308

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