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The Resource Up against the night, Justin Cartwright

Up against the night, Justin Cartwright

Label
Up against the night
Title
Up against the night
Statement of responsibility
Justin Cartwright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frank McAllister has become wealthy in England, where he has lived for thirty years. He has a house in Notting Hill, a house in the New Forest, and a house near Cape Town. But more and more he feels alienated in England. As the book opens, he is preparing to go to South Africa with his lover, Nellie. He is also waiting anxiously for his daughter, Lucinda, to arrive from California, where she has been in rehab. Frank is a descendant of the Boer leader, Piet Retief, who was murdered by the Zulu king Dingane, along with all his followers, in 1838. He has been an icon of Afrikaners ever since. Frank's Afrikaner cousin, Jaco, has become moderately famous on YouTube for having faced down a huge white shark. He is now in America, where he has joined the Scientologists. His chaotic and violent life spills over on to Frank. He is drawn into a world of violence and delusion that is to threaten the family. Justin Cartwright possesses that rarest of novelist's skills - the ability to create fiction which is intensely serious but which also vividly encompasses the absurdity and comedy of life. 'Up against the night' is a subtle, brilliant novel about South Africa, its beautiful, superbly evoked landscape, its violent past and its uncertain present. Justin Cartwright is a descendant of Piet Retief
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Cartwright, Justin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Cousins
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Fathers and daughters
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Up against the night, Justin Cartwright
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000055098312
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781408858226
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)898419308
Label
Up against the night, Justin Cartwright
Publication
Copyright
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
000055098312
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781408858226
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)898419308

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