We're Not All Like That

Jeanne Goosen

ISBN:

9780795702594

Epub ISBN:

9780795704369

Publisher:

Kwela

Date Released:

August 2007

Price (incl. VAT):

R 235.00

Format:

Soft cover, 148pp


About this book:

The English edition of an award-winning and groundbreaking novel in Afrikaans, by one of South Africa’s most popular authors. What does a pretty Afrikaans wife in the 1950s do when the walls start closing in? When her husband is an embittered Ben Schoeman supporter who struggles with an asthma pump, and her father sees communists and Catholics behind every bush? When the only relief is the annual ATKV concert in Hartenbos? And – especially – when her salt-of-the-earth neighbours are suddenly forced to pack up and move away? Jeanne Goosen tells the story of how Doris van Greunen tries to break free of her world: with her job as an usherette at the bioscope, with her Cavallas, with friends like Aunt Mavis and Uncle Tank – and with Barnie, the swank. Through the eyes of a child – Doris’s daughter, Gertie – the story explores the universal yearning for love and romance. Also available in Afrikaans as Ons is nie almal so nie.

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