The South Africa of 1739 provides the backdrop for the picaresque escapades of wandering adventurer Estienne Barbier as he searches for a lost treasure, seduces women, fosters rebellion, and tries to deal with the hypocrisy of the colonial leaders.
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"On the surface On the Contrary is a picaresque historical novel, in which 18th century adventurer Estienne Barbier graduates from seducing French wives to South African widows via a long and bruising association with the Dutch East India Company. Underneath [it] is about today's South Africa and the dilemmas facing people challenging the status quo." - Sunday TelegraphFrom the Back Cover:
"An immensely generous novel, vivid and adroit in its use of history." - The Times
"Peter Carey--Garcia Marquez--Alexander Solzhenitsyn: André Brink must be considered with that class of writer." - Guardian
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Book Description Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First edition. 1st US ed. Clean and tight - unused copy - BRAND NEW!!. Bookseller Inventory # 004810
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316108847
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316108847