On the Contrary: A Novel : Being the Life of a Famous Rebel, Soldier, Traveller, Explorer, Reader, Builder, Scribe, Latinist, Lover and Liar

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9780316108843: On the Contrary: A Novel : Being the Life of a Famous Rebel, Soldier, Traveller, Explorer, Reader, Builder, Scribe, Latinist, Lover and Liar

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 Telegraph

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"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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