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The Mandela plot

Author: Kenneth Bonert
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As the 1980s draw to a close, South Africa is a maelstrom of political violence with the apartheid regime in its death throes. Young Martin Helger is the struggling odd duck at an elite private boys school in Johannesburg, with his father a rough-handed scrap dealer and his brother a mysterious legend. When a beautiful and manipulative American arrives at the family home, Martin soon finds himself wrenched out of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Political fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Bonert
ISBN: 9781328886187 1328886182
OCLC Number: 994315808
Notes: Includes glossary (pages 456-465).
Description: ix, 466 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kenneth Bonert.

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"As the 1980s draw to a close, South Africa is a maelstrom of political violence with the apartheid regime in its death throes. Young Martin Helger is the struggling odd duck at an elite private boys school in Johannesburg, with his father a rough-handed scrap dealer and his brother a mysterious legend. When a beautiful and manipulative American arrives at the family home, Martin soon finds himself wrenched out of his isolated bubble and thrust into the raw heart of the struggle. At the same time, secrets from the past begin to emerge and old sins long buried return in terrifying new ways, tearing at the Helgers, a second-generation Jewish family, even as the larger forces of history and politics tear apart the country as a whole. Mercy is in short supply and ultimately Martin must rely on alternative strengths to protect himself and fight for a better future"--Book jacket flap.
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