Frankie & Stankie

Frankie & Stankie

by Barbara Trapido

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Frankie & Stankie by Barbara Trapido

Dinah and her sister Lisa are growing up in 1950s South Africa, where racial laws are tightening. They are two little girls from a dissenting liberal family. Big sister Lisa is strong and sensible, while Dinah is weedy and arty. At school, the sadistic Mrs Vaughan-Jones is providing instruction in mental arithmetic and racial prejudice. And then there's the puzzle of lunch break. "Would you rather have a native girl or a koelie to make your sandwiches?" a first-year classmate asks. But Dinah doesn't know the answer, because it's her dad who makes her sandwiches. As the apparatus of repression rolls on, Dinah finds her own way. As we follow her journey through childhood and adolescence, we enter into one of the darker passages of twentieth-century history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620408810
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Barbara Trapido was born in South Africa and is the author of seven novels, including Brother of the More Famous Jack, Temples of Delight, and The Travelling Hornplayer. She lives in Oxford.
Barbara Trapido is the author of seven novels including Brother of the More Famous Jack (winner of a Whitbread special prize for fiction), Temples of Delight (shortlisted for the Sunday Express Book of the Year Award), The Travelling Horn Player, and, most recently, Frankie and Stankie (shortlisted for the 1998 Whitbread Novel Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize). She lives in Oxford.

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