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Knopf, Apr 8, 1989 - Fiction - 383 pages
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Fleeing pogroms in his native Lithuania, a young man named Smous arrives in Cape Town in 1901, determined to travel to the interior city of Calyinia but temporarily sidetracked in the isolated settlement of Middlepost

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In this picaresque novel of South Africa, set at the turn of the century, Jewish peddler Smous has fled the pogroms of his native Lithuania. After losing his name (Immerman), his gear, and much of his ... Read full review


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Born in Cape Town, Antony Sher came to London in 1968, and trained at the Webber Douglas Academy. He is now regarded as one of Britain's leading actors, as well as a respected author and artist. Much of his career has been with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he is an Associate Artist.

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