Singing Magic

Singing Magic

by Lucretia Pretorius

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Singing Magic by Lucretia Pretorius

Reminiscent of the spare, lyrical voice of Isak Dinesen (“I had a farm in Africa . . ."), Singing Magic is the painfully frank while poignant memoir of a girl raised in the farmlands of Ontario and French Canada in the 1940s and 1950s, who then moved to South Africa in the late 1960s and witnessed the tumultuous dismantling of apartheid. Throughout are rich descriptions of people and places in rural Canada and remote regions in South Africa. (“'You’ll eat dust,' my friend predicted. . . . She knew I hadn't the slightest idea of what lay ahead.”) The child with the beautiful voice finally found the lyrics to the wild, gypsy music that possessed her, in the strong, pitch-perfect lines of this strangely compelling book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780620340427
Publisher: K-Selected Books
Publication date: 04/02/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 418 KB

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