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Description - Embrace by Mark Behr

EMBRACE is the story of the awakening of Karl De Man a thirteen-year-old student at the Berg, an exclusive academy for boys in South Africa in the 1970s. Interwoven with the storyline about Karl at school are memories from Karl's childhood and first years at the Berg, presented as an ever-growing patchwork of the many influences on his development: growing up on a game reserve in East Africa, intensely aware of landscape and wildlife; a loving and close family, but a traditional one that will never easily accept Karl's true self: being sent away to school and the formation of new friendships and relationships. But, after threats and punishments handed out after casual sexual games in the dorm, Karl falls in love. He simultaneously has secret affairs with his best friend, Dominic, who is the son of liberal parents, and his choirmaster, Jacques Cilliers. The great strength of the novel is that it places Karl's passions on a wider canvas, focusing on his raw passions and elemental drives against the landscapes of Africa. It is a staggering follow-up to Mark Behr's award-winning first novel, THE SMELL OF APPLES.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349113005
ISBN-10: 0349113009
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 47mm)
Pages: 736
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Behr

Born in Tanzania in 1963, Mark Behr later moved to South Africa with his family. His first novel THE SMELL OF APPLES won several awards and was shortlisted for several more.

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