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In 1939, hatred took root in South Africa, where the seeds of apartheid were newly sown. There a boy called Peekay was born. He spoke the wrong language-English. He was nursed by a woman of the wrong color-black. His childhood was marked by humiliation and abandonment. Yet he vowed to survive-he would become welterweight champion of the world, he would dream heroic dreams.

But his dreams were nothing compared to what awaited him. For he embarked on an epic journey, where he would learn the power of words, the power to transform lives, and the mystical power that would sustain him even when it appeared that villainy would rule the world: The Power of One.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

"Unabashedly uplifting."

THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

Set in a world torn apart, where man enslaves his fellow man and freedom remains elusive, THE POWER OF ONE is the moving story of one young man's search for the love that binds friends, the passion that binds lovers, and the realization that it takes only one to change the world. A weak and friendless boy growing up in South Africa during World War II, Peekay turns to two older men, one black and one white, to show him how to find the courage to dream, to succeed, to triumph over a world when all seems lost, and to inspire him to summon up the most irrersistible force of all: the Power of One.

"From the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa, is an Australian, and has

lived in Sydney for the major part of his life. Visit him on the web at www.brycecourtenay.com.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440239130
Author:
Courtenay, Bryce
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf Library
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Self-confidence
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Other
Subject:
fiction;south africa;boxing;africa;apartheid;coming of age;historical fiction;racism;novel;wwii;history;race relations;race;sports;bildungsroman;literature;historical;prison;boarding school;friendship;war;inspirational;made into movie;1940s;movie;adult;co
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 11
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.97x4.14x1.05 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
12-16

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Set in a world torn apart, where man enslaves his fellow man and freedom remains elusive, THE POWER OF ONE is the moving story of one young man's search for the love that binds friends, the passion that binds lovers, and the realization that it takes only one to change the world. A weak and friendless boy growing up in South Africa during World War II, Peekay turns to two older men, one black and one white, to show him how to find the courage to dream, to succeed, to triumph over a world when all seems lost, and to inspire him to summon up the most irrersistible force of all: the Power of One.

"From the Paperback edition.

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