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When Laurence Waters arrives at his rural hospital posting in a former homeland of the new South Africa, Frank, a fellow doctor there, is instantly suspicious. Laurence is everything Frank is not - young, optimistic, and full of new schemes. The two become uneasy friends, while the rest of the meagre staff in the deserted hospital view Laurence with a mixture of awe and mistrust.

The tired, ghostly town beyond the hospital is also coping with new arrivals, and the return of old faces. The Brigadier, a self-fashioned dictator from apartheid days, is rumoured to be still alive. And down at Mamas Place, the towns only watering hole, a group of soldiers have moved in with their malign commandant, a man Frank has met before and is keen to avoid for his own dark reasons. Laurence wants to help - but in a world where the past is demanding restitution from the present, his ill-starred idealism cannot last.

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About the Author

Published now for the first time in Canada, Damon Galgut is a playwright and author of several novels and short story collections. His debut novel, A Sinless Season, published when he was just seventeen, was a literary success. His other novels include The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, winner of the 1992 CNA Award, A Small Circle of Beings, and The Quarry, which was made into a feature film that won the award for Best Film at the 1998 Montreal Film Festival. His plays include Echoes of Angers, Party for Mother, Alive and Kicking, and The Green’s Keeper.

Damon Galgut was born in Pretoria in 1963. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780771032745
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Subject:
General Fiction
Author:
Galgut, Damon
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040907
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.13 x .5 in .8125 lb

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