The Crack

The Crack

1st paperback ed

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Publisher's Synopsis

Gentle but highly strung, Janet must support her Afrikaner husband in his new job as a plain-clothes policeman and specialist interrogator. Hektor-Jan heads off to work on New Year's Day, aware that he is unbearably close to a bloody drama about to unfold.

As Janet's world tightens and threatens to fracture, she must look to her children and cling to the support of Alice, her maid, and Solomon, her ever-faithful gardener. All too conscious of her own emotional fragility, Janet watches her mother slip into the folds of 'Old Timers' disease. And next door, the lurking, unfathomable Doug is up to no good. As the crack in the swimming pool widens, can Janet bridge the gaps that threaten them all?

Written with tenderness and disquieting power, Christopher Radmann exposes a brutal centre that cannot hold - and reveals how in apartheid South Africa, things must crack and fall apart.

Book information

ISBN: 9781780747187
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 314g
Height: 130mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 33mm