Home ground: a novel

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Summit Books, 1986 - Fiction - 273 pages
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The adventures of the Franks, an outrageous theatrical family are seen through the eyes of the family's youngest daughter, Ruth, whose sense of being an outsider gives a powerful edge to her perspective on her family and on South Africa in the 1950s and 1

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User Review  - Maryjoamani - Goodreads

I thoroughly loved this novel that reads like a memoir. The young protagonist/narrator is delightful, quirky, strong-headed, critical, and so very age appropriate in her insights and it is a delight ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ru Freeman - Goodreads

This is a the only book that I have ever read by anybody in or outside my own country that has held a narrator close to my heart. It was celebratory, curious and rendered with supreme confidence. It is certainly a voice I have tried to emulate in my own writing. Read full review

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About the author (1986)

She was born & grew up in Durban, South Africa, where three of her previous novel,s Home Ground, The Bungalow & The Mirror are set. Her stories & essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Story, The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly. She lives in Sonoma, California.

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