The Smell of Apples
By (author) Mark Behr
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Smell of Apples by Mark Behr
Book DescriptionWinner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction from the "Los Angeles Times"Winner of the M-Net AwardWinner of The Eugene Marais AwardWinner of the CNA Literary AwardWinner of the Betty Trask AwardA Booker Prize NomineeSet in the bitter twilight of apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s, "The Smell of" "Apples" is a haunting story narrated by eleven-year-old Marnus Erasmus, who records the social turmoil and racial oppression that are destroying his own land. Using his family as a microcosm of the corroding society at large, Marnus tells a troubling tale of a childhood corrupted, of unexpected sexual defilements, and of an innocence gone astray.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312152093
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark Behr
Kings of the Water, Paperback (September 2010)
* A beautifully written story which brings into focus the personal - a man's reconciliation with his father - and the big-picture-political: how South Africa comes to terms with its past, out now in paperback
Embrace, Paperback (February 2001)
* Erotic, passionate coming-of-age novel, set in an exclusive boys' choir school in South Africa.
Smell of Apples, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Mark Behr
Winner of the "CNA Literary Debut Award". Marnus is terrified he will not fulfil the expectations of his elite Afrikaner family who are certain of their superiority. But when Mr Smith arrives, things start to change, affecting Marnus's values and everything around him that he he holds dear.
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Author Biography - Mark Behr
Mark Behr was born in Tanzania in 1963, and moved as a child to South Africa. He was educated in South Africa, Norway, and the United States. "The Smell of Apples" won South Africa's biggest literary prize, the M-Net Award, The Eugene Marais Award, and the CNA Debut Literary Award. It also received the Betty Trask Award for the best first novel published in the United Kingdom, and was shortlisted for both the Steinbeck and Guardian Literary Awards.
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