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Too Late the Phalarope

Too Late the Phalarope

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by Alan Paton

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From the author of Cry, The Beloved Country comes a powerful novel of terror and remorse “written in exquisitely balanced prose” (Chicago Sun-Times) about a white policeman who has an affair with a native girl in South Africa.

After violating his country’s ironclad law governing relationships between the races, a young white South

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Too Late the Phalarope 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It appeals educationally to us students to read more and intensively to scope what the author intents to give out from the novel
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully written and very interesting. I highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alan Paton's novel describes Pieter van Vlaanderen and his tragic interlude with a black woman, Stephanie. More importantly, though, Too Late the Phalarope underscores the rigidity of Afrikaner society, especially here in its rural bastions. Paton demonstrates how South Africa's 'apartheid' program was in practice as a part of Afrikaner society even before it became the law of the land. There is some important South African history that might confuse the casual reader and which is probably not to be found in an encyclopedia (but who knows?) As well, the novel is written without the use of quotation marks, preceding quotes with a '¿' or nothing at all. In contrast to his previous novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, this one is less about the conflict between Afrikaner and African; rather, it is about the Afrikaner conscience, soul and law.