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An accomplished, hard-hitting debut novel that marries a page-turning plot with the stories of three women, each of whom is struggling with decisions that will change the course of her life.

The violent death of a Canadian water company executive in a black township of Johannesburg throws together a South African anti-privatization activist and the water executive's daughter, Claire, who arrives suddenly from Canada desperate to understand her father's death. The murder investigation — led by an officer who is finding her own loyalties increasingly unclear — and Claire's personal quest become entwined, and the young Canadian's involvement with the activist brings her ever closer to a shocking truth she might not be able to bear. The Water Man's Daughter, like its characters, is fierce and tender, thought-provoking and emotionally rich. It introduces Emma Ruby-Sachs as an enormously talented, original, and fearless new voice in Canadian fiction.

About the Author

EMMA RUBY-SACHS's journalism has been published in The Nation and The Huffington Post. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Toronto law school, Ruby-Sachs lived in South Africa for periods in 2003 and 2004 while studying. She has worked as a civil litigator in Windsor and Toronto and currently works with Avaaz, a progressive online organization. Emma lives in Brooklyn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771077975
Author:
Ruby Sachs, Emma
Publisher:
Emblem Editions
Author:
Ruby-Sachs, Emma
Author:
Ruby, Emma
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110510
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.24 x 5.58 x 0.83 in 0.96 lb

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