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Bungalow: A Novel (Signed by author)

Freed, Lynn

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ISBN 10: 0671755870 / ISBN 13: 9780671755874
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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237 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Reminder line on bottom edge, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Record # 455977. Bookseller Inventory # 455977

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Title: Bungalow: A Novel (Signed by author)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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In 1975, after ten years away from her South African past, Ruth Frank encounters liberal, maverick Hugh Stillington and a new South Africa and, when Hugh is murdered, she must deal with a new legacy. By the author of Home Ground. 15,000 first printing.

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Ruth Frank, the child-narrator of Freed's critically acclaimed Home Ground , has grown up in this appealing novel. Having married and settled in America, she returns to South Africa after her father suffers a heart attack. There, she resumes her youthful romance with Hugh Stillington, a reform-minded landowner from a prosperous family of sugar barons. Both a member of the South African diaspora with unshakeable ties to her homeland and a Jew, Ruth is an outsider belonging neither in America nor in the country of her birth. Only in Hugh's bungalow does she experience the "keen sense of being in the right place." But when Hugh is murdered, leaving her pregnant, Ruth is forced to confront her sense of displacement. Ruth is a compelling heroine whose experiences shed light on white South Africa and its assumptions about race, class and belonging. And while the political turmoil of that country occasionally surfaces in a passing reference to Sharpeville or when an Indian writer is imprisoned for his views, the real story--like that of the biblical Ruth--is one of personal alienation and belonging. Though Freed's prose tends toward the heavy-handed, her main character's placelessness is powerfully rendered and profoundly felt.
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