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Tsk-Tsk - The Story Of A Child At Large (Paperback) Loot Price: R170
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Tsk-Tsk - The Story Of A Child At Large (Paperback): Suzan Hackney
Tsk-Tsk - The Story Of A Child At Large (Paperback): Suzan Hackney

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Suzan Hackney

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'I was made in Coffee Bay. Right there on the beach, in the sand.'

From the opening lines, we are drawn in and engrossed by this startling memoir of a singular childhood. Suzan is adopted as a newborn in the late 1960s into a seemingly loving and welcoming family living in Pietermaritzburg. But Suzan is set on a collision course with, most particularly, her adoptive mother, and society, from her very beginning. Suzan's relationship with her mother is fraught with drama, which veers over into a level of emotional abuse and needless cruelty that is shocking.

At the age of thirteen, Suzan is sent to a place of safety as a ward of the state, effectively 'orphaning' her. From there, she spirals out of control – fighting to survive in a world of other neglected, abandoned and abused children. She becomes a 'runner', escaping at every opportunity from her various places of confinement, grabbing her schooling in snatches, living on the edges of a drug and prostitution underworld, finding love wherever she can.

Suzan’s young life was the stuff of movies, but it is her writing, in a voice that is unforgettable and true, that transforms her memories into something magical rarely matched in South African literature. A new classic.

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Imprint: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: 16 April 2018
Authors: Suzan Hackney
Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 264
ISBN-13: 978-1-86842-872-4
Barcode: 9781868428724
Categories: Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
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LSN: 1-86842-872-9

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