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Author Strauss, Jacques, 1978-

Title The dubious salvation of Jack V
Published [Place of publication not identified] : RANDOM HOUSE UK LTD, 2011


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Description 192 pages
Summary Even as an eleven year old I had a strong sense that the Universe was setting up nasty traps for me, all sorts of really horrible ways to die in which (and this is the crucial point) I would in some way be complicit in my own demise (and this before I had done anything to warrant this particular anxiety). Perhaps if I was in any way astute, if I did possess a special acuity, it was in respect of my own character. I have always been shit scared of the deranged universe and it's not really that stupid and gets all of us eventually. It's 1989, and in the dying years of the Apartheid regime, eleven-year-old Jack Viljee considers himself the centre of his world. The son of an Afrikaans father and an English mother, wedged between a strident older and favoured younger sister, Jack allies himself with the family's beloved maid, Susie. Plagued by portents of doom, Jack nevertheless has firm views on race (complex), politics (straightforward), poofdas (inoffensive), God (dangerous
Genre/Form Reading nook.
ISBN 9780224091305 hardback
0224091301 paperback