In the Heart of the Country
Only 1 copies remain
In the Heart of the Country
ISBN
9780436256707
Released
February 23, 1977
Publisher
Martin Secker & Warburg Limited
  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Book condition

A very good first edition in a good dust jacket. Jacket is unclipped, and has wear on the spine and corners. Has a previous owner's gift inscription inside the front cover.



About

Stifled by the torpor of colonial South Africa and trapped in a web of reciprocal oppression, a lonely sheep farmer seeks comfort in the arms of a black concubine. But when his embittered spinster daughter Magda feels shamed, this lurch across the racial divide marks the end of a tenuous feudal peace. 

As she dreams madly of bloody revenge, Magda's consciousness starts to drift and the line between fact and the workings of her excited imagination becomes blurred. What follows is the fable of a woman's passionate, obsessed and violent response to an Africa that will not heed her.

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