Description - The Smell of Apples by Mark Behr
Winner 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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Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 13mm)
St Martin's Press
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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.