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You Will Be Safe Here

You Will Be Safe Here (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Barr, Damian

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The stunning and shocking debut novel from the award-winning author of Maggie & Me. Set in South Africa You Will Be Safe Here explores legacies of abuse, redemption and the strength of the human spirit South Africa, 1901, the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and ...her son are taken from their farm by force to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp where, the English promise, they will be safe. Johannesburg, 2010. Sixteen-year-old outsider Willem just wants to be left alone with his books and his dog. Worried he's not turning out right, his ma and her boyfriend send him to New Dawn Safari Training Camp. Here they `make men out of boys'. Guaranteed. You Will Be Safe Here is a deeply moving novel of two connected parts. Inspired by real events, it uncovers a hidden colonial history and present-day darkness while exploring our capacity for cruelty and kindness.
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ISBN 9781408886090
Released NZ 17 Jun 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781408886090
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 17 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Barr, Damian
Category Modern Fiction
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 382g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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