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By Andre Brink

ISBN-10: 068803134X

ISBN-13: 9780688031343

ISBN-10: 1402211090

ISBN-13: 9781402211096

The yr is 1749, while the Boers governed South Africa. And so it has come to his Baas's ultimate command to his Hottentot slave Adam, to flog his mom, simply because she refuses to prune the master's winery as a way to attend her personal liked mother's funeral. And while he refuses to take action, and his Baas smashes his face with a section of wooden, Adam activates him, and beats him virtually to dying. Then he flees to South Africa's veld. There he involves the rescue of Elizabeth, a white lady, and the single individual to outlive her husband's day trip within the colossal South African inside. by myself and terrified, she pleads with the runaway slave to convey her again to the Cape and her domestic. Adam consents simply because he believes by way of rescuing Elizabeth, he'll be offered his personal freedom.

This, then is the lovely tale in their trek jointly, how they locate in one another their mutual want and humanity, and eventually how their days jointly become an unforgettable, gentle love tale.

Shortlisted for the 1976 Booker Prize

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