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“The energy of 1 has every little thing: suspense, the unique, violence; mysticism, psychology and magic; schoolboy adventures, drama.”
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“Unabashedly uplifting . . . asserts forcefully what we all wish to think: that the person, armed with the spirit of independence–‘the strength of one’–can prevail.”
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In 1939, as Hitler casts his huge, immense, merciless shadow the world over, the seeds of apartheid take root in South Africa. There, a boy referred to as Peekay is born. His early life is marked by way of humiliation and abandonment, but he vows to outlive and conceives heroic dreams–which are not anything in comparison to what existence really has in shop for him. He embarks on an epic trip via a land of tribal superstition and glossy prejudice the place he'll examine the facility of phrases, the facility to rework lives, and the facility of one.

“Totally engrossing . . . [presents] the metamorphosis of a such a lot notable younger guy and the virtually religious effect he has on others . . . Peekay has either humor and a refreshingly earthy contact, and his adventures, now and then, are hair-raising of their suspense.”
–Los Angeles instances booklet Review

“Marvelous . . . it's the humans of the sun-baked plains of Africa who tug on the heartstrings during this ebook. . . . [Bryce] Courtenay attracts all of them with a fierce and violent love.”
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