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On the Contrary

Andre Brink

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ISBN 10: 0436201496 / ISBN 13: 9780436201493
Published by Martin Secker Warburg Ltd, 1993
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: On the Contrary

Publisher: Martin Secker Warburg Ltd

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Set in the 18th century, this novel follows the fortunes of Estienne Barbier, an inveterate liar and philanderer, who deserts his pregnant wife to stow away for the Cape of Good Hope - a trip which will open his eyes. By the author of "A Dry White Season" and "An Instant in the Wind".

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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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