White Boys Don't Cry

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Macmillan, Jan 1, 2006 - Apartheid - 309 pages
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'I didn't know about the murder, I swear'

When Cris Schuter, an ex-government Minister in South Africa during the apartheid era, is found murdered, his son Josh goes missing. Sebastian Palfrey, a British newspaper correspondent, is a lifelong friend of Josh's, and is immediately hauled in by the local police. Sebastian regards himself as a bit of a Gallic Sancho Panza to Josh's Don Quixote - they go back a long, long way, and along with Zak, a political activist, have quite a history. But Sebastian genuinely doesn't know where Josh is, and nor does his girlfriend, Frances. Sebastian both knows and fears that his disappearance can only throw up all sorts of secrets they've shared - and some they haven't - that have long been buried . . .

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'It is Fullerton's piece of genre fiction that gets closest to the heart of this difficult subject matter . . . a shockingly good read'

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' . . . Fullerton puts the politics on hold and tells his story with heart, guts and go. A brilliant performance, with a fierce, uncosy intelligence setting off the fireworks'

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About the author (2006)

John Fullerton was born in Dorset. He went to boarding school in Cape Town and has worked as a farmer, stockbroker, soldier, and foreign correspondent, spending most of his time in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. As a journalist he has covered 12 wars, including the struggle between Croatia and Serbia in 1991 and the subsequent conflict in Bosnia. His previous book was The Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan. He lives in London.

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