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Due South of Copenhagen

ISBN 
9781415210475
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R280.00
Published 
April 2020
About the book: 
A letter bearing news of boyhood friend Karl Udengaard’s death sets Maximilian Fritz on a path of disconcerting reminiscences on his last day as editor of a community newspaper.
 
Growing up as the son of a petrol-station owner in a Lowveld town, twelve-year-old Max is bashed around and bullied – until the arrival of Karl Udengaard. Karl teaches Max how to toughen up, while Max’s feelings for Gunna Udengaard, Karl’s enigmatic mother, rage in secret.
 
Tragedy severs Max’s ties with the wealthy Udengaards. As the decades-old memories unravel, he begins to comprehend his own complicity in his and their misfortunes.
 
Due South of Copenhagen  is a masterful tale of the scope of intimate connections between people, small-town living during the height of South Africa’s Border War, and what it takes to put the past to rest.
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About the Author

Mark Winkler is the author of the critically acclaimed novels An Exceptionally Simple Theory  (of Absolutely Everything), Wasted, as well as The Safest Place You Know  and Theo & Flora,  both of which were shortlisted for the Sunday Times  Barry Ronge Fiction Prize. His work has been published worldwide in English and in French translation. 

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