The Boy Next Door (Paperback)


As Zimbabwe breaks free of British colonial rule, young Lindiwe Bishop encounters violence at close hand when her white neighbour is murdered. But this is a domestic crime, apparently committed by the woman's stepson, Ian, although he is released from prison surprisingly quickly.

Intrigued, Lindiwe strikes up a covert friendship with the mysterious boy next door, until he abruptly departs for South Africa. Years later, Ian returns to find that Lindiwe has been hiding her own secret. It is to bring them closer together, but also test a relationship already contending with racial prejudice and the hostility of Lindiwe's mother.

And as their country slides towards chaos, the couple's grip on happiness becomes ever more precarious.


R278
List Price R309
Save R31 10%

Or split into 4x interest-free payments of 25% on orders over R50
Learn more

Discovery Miles2780
Delivery AdviceShips in 12 - 17 working days


Toggle WishListAdd to wish list
Review this Item

Product Description

As Zimbabwe breaks free of British colonial rule, young Lindiwe Bishop encounters violence at close hand when her white neighbour is murdered. But this is a domestic crime, apparently committed by the woman's stepson, Ian, although he is released from prison surprisingly quickly.

Intrigued, Lindiwe strikes up a covert friendship with the mysterious boy next door, until he abruptly departs for South Africa. Years later, Ian returns to find that Lindiwe has been hiding her own secret. It is to bring them closer together, but also test a relationship already contending with racial prejudice and the hostility of Lindiwe's mother.

And as their country slides towards chaos, the couple's grip on happiness becomes ever more precarious.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating  (1 Customer)

Product Details

General

Imprint

Sceptre

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Release date

April 2010

Availability

Expected to ship within 12 - 17 working days

Authors

Dimensions

198 x 128 x 26mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

403

ISBN-13

978-0-340-91883-8

Barcode

9780340918838

Categories

LSN

0-340-91883-7



Trending On Loot