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Red Dust

Gillian Slovo

(author)

Paperback
* From the bestselling author of EVERY SECRET THING comes an extraordinary novel of the truth Commission, set in a hot and dry South African town.
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"She has put us on notice that we talk about race by not talking about it"

The Guardian

There was probably only one person who could make Sarah Barcant, successful prosecutor, leave New York and return home to Smitsrivier, the small town in South Africa she left years before. Ben. Her lawyer mentor and inspiration; the man who encouraged her to get out and know the world now needs her back, to help him with one last case, part of the Truth Commission.
In the back of a van, handcuffed, Dirk Hendrickes is being driven to the police station where once he was proud to call himself deputy. Later, down the same hot,dry road, will come Alex Mpondo, alternating between cursing Dirk and feeling sick at the idea of facing him, his torturer. And in Smitsrivier: James Sizela, who has passed years waiting for the moment when the man he is certain killed his son, will be forced to tell where the body lies. The people who are about to meet their pasts will not experience the real truth-telling in the court room, at the public show. The real truth will be felt offstage...

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Book publisherLittle, Brown Book Group
Publication date3 Jan 2002
FormatPaperback
Pages352
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