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The Resource Wolf, wolf : a novel, Eben Venter ; translated by Michiel Heyns

Wolf, wolf : a novel, Eben Venter ; translated by Michiel Heyns

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Wolf, wolf : a novel
Title
Wolf, wolf
Title remainder
a novel
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Eben Venter ; translated by Michiel Heyns
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  • eng
  • afr
  • eng
Summary
How should a man be? Mattie Duiker is trying very hard to live up to his dying father's wishes. He is putting aside childish things, starting his first business serving healthy take-away food to the workers in his district of Cape Town. His Pa is proud. At the same time, Mattie is pulled toward an altogether different version of masculinity, in which oiled and toned bodies cavort for him at the click of a mouse. His porn addiction both threatens his relationship with his boyfriend, Jack, and imperils his inheritance. Pa's peacocking days as a swaggering businessman are done, but even as the cancer shrivels and crisps him, the old man's ancient authority intensifies as it shrinks, like Mattie's own signature sauce. Pa haltingly prepares his son for life without him, and himself for life without a male heir. And, while the family wrestles with matters of entitlement and inheritance, around them a new South Africa is quietly but persistently nudging its way forwards
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Summary
How should a man be? Mattie Duiker is trying very hard to live up to his dying father's wishes. He is putting aside childish things, starting his first business serving healthy takeaway food to the workers in his district of Cape Town. His Pa is proud. At the same time, Mattie is pulled toward an altogether other version of masculinity, in which oiled and toned bodies cavort for him at the click of a mouse. His porn addiction both threatens his relationship with his boyfriend Jack and imperils his inheritance. His peacocking days as a swaggering businessman are done, but even as the cancer shrivels and crisps him, old Pa's ancient authority intensifies as it shrinks, like Mattie's own signature sauce. Pa haltingly prepares his son for life without him and himself for life without a male heir. And, while the family wrestles with matters of entitlement and inheritance, around them a new South Africa is quietly but persistently nudging its way forwards.
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Awards note
  • Winner of the kykNET-Rapport Fiction Prize 2014.
  • Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award 2014.
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10448543
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AU@
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Venter, Eben
Dewey number
839.3636
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Afrikaans
Literary form
fiction
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Heyns, Michiel
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True
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  • Gays
  • Gay men
  • Fathers and sons
  • Afrikaans fiction
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
Target audience
adult
Label
Wolf, wolf : a novel, Eben Venter ; translated by Michiel Heyns
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Note
Translation of: Wolf, wolf
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054572457
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781925106404
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)891157276
Label
Wolf, wolf : a novel, Eben Venter ; translated by Michiel Heyns
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Wolf, wolf
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054572457
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781925106404
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)891157276

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