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#47, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V

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Coming of age in a Johannesburg divided by apartheid, Jack Viljee clings to his belief in a rational world and endures household violence that mirrors the politics of his country, an environment disrupted by the arrival of his maid's enraged son.

McMillan Palgrave

Winner of the Commonwealth Regional Prize, Africa
For eleven-year-old Jack Viljee, apartheid Johannesburg is a rational and simple place. Whether he's picking fights with his little sister or fretting over his possibly gay best friend, Jack can always depend upon Susie, his family's black maid, for a word of sympathy and approval. The Viljee household, in its small way, mimics the politics of South Africa. But Jack's little world is upset by the arrival of Percy, Susie's teenaged son. When Percy catches Jack in a shameful moment, Jack discovers that even small acts of revenge can have unimaginable consequences. Subversively smart and unapologetically funny, Jacques Strauss's The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. is a powerful debut from a fearlessly original voice.



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Coming of age in a Johannesburg divided by apartheid, Jack Viljee clings to his belief in a rational world and endures non-lethal everyday household violence that mirrors the politics of his country, a precarious environment that is disrupted by the arrival of his maid's enraged son. 20,000 first printing.

Description: 10 identical volumes (240 pages ; 22 cm), 1 guide ; in canvas bag (34 x 49 x 22 cm)
ISBN: 9781250013842
Branch Call Number: BOOK CLUB SET 47

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