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The Resource The death of Rex Nhongo, C.B. George

The death of Rex Nhongo, C.B. George

Label
The death of Rex Nhongo
Title
The death of Rex Nhongo
Statement of responsibility
C.B. George
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harare, Zimbabwe, 2011. This is a story of five marriages and one gun. A British couple wonder at the unknowable city beyond their guarded compound while they build walls between themselves. An American begins to suspect his new home is having an insidious effect on his 'African queen' and their young daughter. An enthusiastic young intellectual follows his wife and his dreams to the city and finds only disillusion. An Intelligence Officer loses a crucial piece of evidence. It will cost him his marriage and his girlfriend, maybe even his life. A taxi driver and his wife, living on the knife-edge of poverty, find a gun in the cab. From this point on, all their lives are tied to the trigger. C. B. George's Zimbabwe is a personal portrait, both tender and brutal. The betrayals and conspiracies of the corrupt world are nothing compared to those of marriage in which husband and wife love and leave, fight and flee, recant and reconcile, with outcomes that are by turns shocking, heartbreaking and, ultimately, full of hope
Summary
A gun left in a taxi shapes five marriages overshadowed by betrayal and conspiracy in Zimbabwe's capital
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515939
Cataloging source
ATWFP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
George, C. B
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marriage
  • Married people
  • Conduct of life
  • Harare (Zimbabwe)
Target audience
general
Label
The death of Rex Nhongo, C.B. George
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055141026
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781784292348
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)915911859
Label
The death of Rex Nhongo, C.B. George
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055141026
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781784292348
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)915911859

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