Temporary Sojourner: South African Stories [NOOK Book]

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A tapestry of suffering, joy, transcendence…a journey of guilt and hope…In these remarkable short stories by native South African Tony Eprile, men and women play out dramas that echo the tumultuous din of their homeland. With a particular emphasis on exiles — whether expatriates or those people alienated in their own country — these stories examine a nation breaking apart along the fault lines of race, belief, and circumstance.

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Temporary Sojourner: South African Stories

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Overview

A tapestry of suffering, joy, transcendence…a journey of guilt and hope…In these remarkable short stories by native South African Tony Eprile, men and women play out dramas that echo the tumultuous din of their homeland. With a particular emphasis on exiles — whether expatriates or those people alienated in their own country — these stories examine a nation breaking apart along the fault lines of race, belief, and circumstance.

With this collection, Mr. Eprile emerges as a brilliant compassionate chronicler of one of the most troubled and troubling landscapes of our world.
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Editorial Reviews

Nadine Gordimer
“A young writer of promise, with an eye both tender and acerbic.”
New York Times
“Eprile quietly reveals the cruel ironies of apartheid-speak, both official and domestic: the violence in small talk, the distortion of elemental relationships, the tenuousness of order… [he] writes with precise observation and control.”
Pittsburgh Courier
“Eprile captures the innocence of childhood, the complexity of Black/white friendship, the conflicting sentiments of expatriates, liberal sacrifice, and hope.”
Publishers Weekly
“A vigorous, supple portrayal of the diversity and divisiveness of South Africa… false steps are few in this vibrant work, ringing with harnessed outrage and with love for a people and a land rich in potential.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013460911
  • Publisher: PFP
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 190 KB

Meet the Author

Tony Eprile is the author of the novel The Persistence of Memory, a New York Times Notable Book, an LA Times and Washington Post Best Book and a winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. Eprile has taught at Northwestern University, Williams College, Bennington College, Lesley University, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Eprile lives in Bennington, Vermont.
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