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The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs

ISBN 
9781415209875
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R210.00
Published 
July 2018
About the book: 
I was back in a white hospital bed, with a doctor sitting beside me. ‘Try to describe how you feel,’ he said.
‘I feel dislocated,’ I told him. ‘Not part of life.’
‘Whose life?’
‘Mine. Everybody’s. Life.’
And the familiar sensation started up in my belly, the shaking spread into my arms. I covered my face with my hands, but I couldn’t block out what I saw.
 
A year ago Patrick Winter, a young South African, was sent to Namibia to complete his military service and to defend his country against ‘terrorism’. Now he is back, to meet Godfrey, his mother’s freedom-fighter boyfriend, and to witness the country’s first free elections. But Patrick needs to confront and process much more than a country in transition, and in doing so he is forced to revisit his past and to face the pain and the demons that haunt him.
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About the Author
Playwright and novelist Damon Galgut is the author of the novels A Sinless Season, Small Circle of Beings, The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs, The Quarry, The Good Doctor, The Impostor, In a Strange Room and Arctic Summer. His work has twice been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He lives and works in Cape Town.
 

Photograph credit: Nigel Maister.

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