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A brawny, brilliant debut novel about the epic struggles of an immigrant son in a darkening world.
Johannesburg, South Africa. The Great Depression. In this harsh new country, young Isaac Helger burns with fiery determination? to break out of the inner city, to buy his scarred mother the home she longs for, to find a way to realize her dream of reuniting a family torn apart. But there are terrible, unspoken secrets of the past that will haunt him as he makes his way through a society brutalized by racism, as he loses his heart to an unattainable girl from the city?s wealthiest heights and his every exit route from poverty dead-ends. When the threat of the Second World War insinuates itself with brutal force into Isaac?s reality, he will face the most important choice of his life . . . and will have to learn to live with the consequences.
In this extraordinarily powerful novel, Kenneth Bonert brings alive the world of South African Jewry in all its raw energy and ribald vernacular. Comedic, searing, lyrical and with a snap-perfect ear for dialogue, The Lion Seeker is a profoundly moral exploration of how wider social forces shape us and shatter us, echoing through history with lessons that are no less relevant today than in the crucible of its time.
Über den Autor: KENNETH BONERT's short stories have appeared in Grain and The Fiddlehead. His story "Packers and Movers" was shortlisted for the Journey Prize and his novella "Peacekeepers, 1995" appeared in McSweeney's 25. The Lion Seeker is his first novel. A one-time journalist, his articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post and other publications. Born in South Africa, he now calls Toronto home.
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, 2013. Buchzustand: Good. First Printing. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP72988882
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Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada 2013-02-26, 2013. Paperback. Multiple copies available. Good to VG condition with small mark on edge. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9780307362131B
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 307362132
Buchbeschreibung Toronto, ON: Knopf Canada, 2013. Soft cover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. 1st Edition. NF/na. Some edge wear and light soiling. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Pictorial French Flaps. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 030473
Buchbeschreibung Knopf Canada, 2013. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. First Edition; First Printing. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Flat-signed by author on title page. ; 9 X 6.20 X 1.42 inches; 576 pages; Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 108250
Buchbeschreibung Toronto, ON: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Soft cover. Buchzustand: As New. 1st Edition. VF/na. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Pictorial French Flaps. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017701
Buchbeschreibung Toronto, ON: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Soft cover. Buchzustand: As New. 1st Edition. VF/na. First Canadian Edition. First Printing. Pictorial French Flaps. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 017702