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A beautiful place to die, Malla Nunn

Label
A beautiful place to die
Title
A beautiful place to die
Statement of responsibility
Malla Nunn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1950s South Africa, the colour of a killer's skin matters more than justice. In this captivating debut novel, brilliant newcomer Malla Nunn explores the layers of racial divides in a small South African country town as Detective Emmanuel Cooper tracks the killer of an Afrikaan's police captain. While Cooper navigates his way through the towns labyrinthine partitions of race and class, his position becomes more dangerous and his life is put at risk as he confronts the ever harsher realities of South Africa under the new apartheid regime. Malla Nunn combines a thrilling, action-oriented plot with a thoughtful and complex portrayal of a particular time and place and the human desires that drive us all, regardless of race, colour or creed."--Provided by publisher
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Summary
Jacob's Rest, a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique, 1952. An Afrikaner police officer is found dead. Detective Emmanuel Cooper, an Englishman, begins investigating the murder following a trail of clues that lead him to uncover ashocking forbidden love and the imperfect life of one Captain Pretorius
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Davitt Awards, Best Adult Novel, 2009.
  • RUSA Reading List, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
294889
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunn, Malla
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Detective Emmanuel Cooper mysteries
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical fiction, South African (English)
  • Detective and mystery stories, South African (English)
Target audience
adult
Label
A beautiful place to die, Malla Nunn
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000042563522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9781405038775
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
A beautiful place to die, Malla Nunn
Publication
Control code
000042563522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 p.
Isbn
9781405038775
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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