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This is an auction for AN ACT OF TERROR by Andre Brink.

'An Act of Terror is the work of a sane, civilised, intelligent man - a story about events that are in the process of becoming news stories. Brink is a writer of inspired violence, and his shifts of viewpoint are thrilling and significant, and deepy honouring the profession of literature.'
- The Times

"A young Afrikaner is drawn into a conspiracy to assassinate the president of South Africa. The attempt fails, leaving black and white bystanders dead in its wake, and he flees consumed with grief but still convinced of the rightness of his actions. There are echoes here of Nadine Gordimer's BURGER'S DAUGHTER and Marge Piercy's VIDA, but Brink's story is wholly his own. The novel moves back and forth with ease among the varied voices that comprise Thomas's life - family, lovers, terrorists, blacks, pursuers - to expose the corrosive effects of a vicious and corrupt system on its supporters and opponents alike. The novel is not comfortable to read, for its burning indignation leaves no room for moral complacency. Yet Brink sympathizes with the plight of oppressor as well as oppressed; everyone pays in a system of absolute injustice. There will be few books this year as good as this, and none that moves the heart as much."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 1991.

834 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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