A Dry White Season

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Harper Collins, Sep 19, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
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As startling and powerful as when first published more than two decades ago, André Brink's classic novel, A Dry White Season, is an unflinching and unforgettable look at racial intolerance, the human condition, and the heavy price of morality.

Ben Du Toit is a white schoolteacher in suburban Johannesburg in a dark time of intolerance and state-sanctioned apartheid. A simple, apolitical man, he believes in the essential fairness of the South African government and its policies—until the sudden arrest and subsequent "suicide" of a black janitor from Du Toit's school. Haunted by new questions and desperate to believe that the man's death was a tragic accident, Du Toit undertakes an investigation into the terrible affair—a quest for the truth that will have devastating consequences for the teacher and his family, as it draws him into a lethal morass of lies, corruption, and murder.

 

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"Even if one sees injustice with his own eyes? Did you expect me to turn my head the other way? (144) Set in 1970s South Africa, Apartheid in its prime, A Dry White Season is told from the point of ... Read full review

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Ben DuToit is a white teacher in South Africa, whose peaceful existence is shaken by the arrest of his black friend, Gordon. When Gordon dies in prison, Ben challenges the police report ruling his ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
46
Section 3
49
Section 4
63
Section 5
67
Section 6
104
Section 7
146
Section 8
197
Section 9
208
Section 10
213
Section 11
225
Section 12
284
Section 13
294
Section 14
313
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AndrÉ Brink is one of South Africa's most distinguished writers. His books include An Instant in the Wind and Rumours of Rain, both of which were short-listed for the Man Booker Prize.

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