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Absolution

In her garden, ensconced in the lush vegetation of the Western Cape, Clare Wald, world-renowned author, mother, critic, takes up her pen and confronts her life. Sam Leroux has returned to South Africa to embark upon a project that will establish his reputation - he is to write Clare's biography. But how honest is she prepared to be? Was she complicit in crimes lurking in South Africa's past; is she an accomplice or a victim? Are her crimes against her family real or imagined? As Sam and Clare turn over the events of her life, she begins to seek reconciliation, absolution. But in the stories sh.

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  • "In her garden, ensconced in the lush vegetation of the Western Cape, Clare Wald, world-renowned author, mother, critic, takes up her pen and confronts her life. Sam Leroux has returned to South Africa to embark upon a project that will establish his reputation - he is to write Clare's biography. But how honest is she prepared to be? Was she complicit in crimes lurking in South Africa's past; is she an accomplice or a victim? Are her crimes against her family real or imagined? As Sam and Clare turn over the events of her life, she begins to seek reconciliation, absolution. But in the stories sh."@en
  • "Die langen Schatten der Vergangenheit Südafrikas - über Schuld, Wahrheit und Versöhnung Der junge Journalist Sam Leroux erhält seinen ersten grossen Auftrag: Er soll Clare Wald, betagte Autorin von Weltrang, zu ihrem Leben befragen und ihre Biografie schreiben. Doch die erste Begegnung ist mehr als entmutigend für den jungen Mann, denn die grantige Grande Dame der südafrikanischen Literatur lässt ihn abblitzen, als er vorsichtig seine Fragen platziert. Einige Ereignisse ihres Lebens scheinen für ihn tabu zu sein, Ereignisse von grosser politischer Resonanz. Und Sam, der nach vielen Jahren zum ersten Mal wieder in seiner Heimat Südafrika ist, hat seine eigene Vergangenheit, mit der er sich auseinandersetzen muss - eine Vergangenheit, von der er insgeheim weiss, dass sie mit Clares verbunden ist. "Absolution" lenkt ein Licht auf das Südafrika der Gegenwart und die langen Schatten der Apartheid, auf das flüchtige Wesen von Wahrheit und Selbstwahrnehmung und das Geheimnis des kreativen Schaffens. Ein Debüt von ausserordentlicher Kraft und Stärke, das seinem Autor bereits viele Preisnominierungen beschert hat. Patrick Flanery wurde 1975 in Kalifornien geboren und lebt seit Jahren in Grossbritannien. Nach einer Promotion an der Universität von Oxford unterrichtete er zunächst in Sheffield Literatur und arbeitet heute in London als Publizist. Sein Interesse gilt der Literatur und dem Filmschaffen Südafrikas. 'Absolution', sein erster Roman, wurde vielfach nominiert u.a. für den Guardian First Book Award, den Desmond Elliot Award, den IMPAC Dublin Award und den Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize."
  • "A devastating and intimate portrait of post-apartheid South Africa, and the perils of taking sides when the sides are changing around you. Told in shifting perspectives, ABSOLUTION is centred on the mysterious character of Clare Wald, a controversial writer of great fame, haunted by the memories of a sister she fears she betrayed to her death and a daughter she fears she abandoned. Clare comes to learn that in this conflict the dead do not stay buried, and the missing return in other forms - such as the small child present in her daughter's last days who has reappeared, posing as Clare's official biographer."
  • "Clare Wade, icône du microcosme littéraire blanc de Cape Town, est contactée par Sam Leroux, un universitaire chargé d'écrire sa biographie dans le cadre du travail de mémoire mis en place depuis la fin de l'apartheid. Parallèlement aux entretiens qu'elle donne, Clare enquête sur la disparition de sa fille Laura qui a rejoint la lutte armée en 1989. Premier roman.--[Memento]."
  • "Western Cape, South Africa; Clare Wald, world-renowned author and critic decides to write her life story and enlists Sam Leroux - a hopeful writer - to accomplish the task. But how much is Clare willing to tell Sam? Was she complicit in the crimes lurking in South Africa's past; is she an accomplice or a victim? Are her crimes against her family real or imagined? As Sam and Clare begin to turn over the events of her life, she begins to seek reconciliation, absolution. And within Clare's past lie Sam's own ghosts."@en
  • "Western Cape, South Africa; Clare Wald, world-renowned author and critic decides to write her life story and enlists Sam Leroux - a hopeful writer - to accomplish the task. But how much is Clare willing to tell Sam? Was she complicit in the crimes lurking in South Africa's past; is she an accomplice or a victim? Are her crimes against her family real or imagined? As Sam and Clare begin to turn over the events of her life, she begins to seek reconciliation, absolution. And within Clare's past lie Sam's own ghosts."
  • "In modern-day South Africa, Clare Walde tells the story of her sister's death and the disappearance of her daughter during apartheid twenty years earlier."
  • "In modern-day South Africa, Clare Walde tells the story of her sister's death and the disappearance of her daughter during apartheid twenty years earlier."@en
  • "A bold and exciting literary novel set in South Africa that contemplates the elusive line between truth and self-perception. Ambitious and assured, Absolution propels the reader to the final page in a drive to discover the secrets and truths at its core. How or why did a young antiapartheid activist disappear twenty years earlier' How does that event link the present-day characters' And how does it explain the choices they have made or the lies they may tell themselves' Absolution is a big-idea novel about the pitfalls of memory, the ramifications of censorship, and the ways we are silently complicit in the problems around us. It's also a devastating, intimate, and stunningly woven story. Told in shifting perspectives, it centers on the mysterious character of Clare Wald, a controversial South African writer of great fame, haunted by the memories of a sister she fears she betrayed to her death and a daughter she fears she abandoned. Clare comes to learn that in this conflict the dead do not stay buried, and the missing return in other forms'such as the child witness of her daughter's last days who has reappeared twenty years later as Clare's official biographer, prompting an unraveling of history and a search for forgiveness. Part literary thriller, part meditation on the responsibility of the individual under totalitarianism, this is a masterpiece of rich, complicated characters and narration that captures the reader and does not let go."@en

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  • "Romans (teksten)"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"
  • "General fiction"@en
  • "General fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Domestic fiction"
  • "Large type books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Ausgabe"
  • "Audiobooks"

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  • "Absolution Roman"
  • "Absolution : roman"
  • "Absolution : [a novel]"
  • "Absolution"@en
  • "Absolution"
  • "Absolution : Roman"