Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Time Will Come #2

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Red Dust by Gillian Slovo
Waterstone's synopsis:

There was probably only one person who could make Sarah Barcant, successful prosecutor, leave New York and return home to Smitsrivier, the small town in South Africa she left years before. Ben. her lawyer mentor and inspiration; the man who encouraged her to get out and know the world now needs her back, to help him with one last case, part of the Truth Commission. In the back of a van, handcuffed, Dirk Hendrickes is being driven to the police station where once he was proud to call himself deputy. Later, down the same hot, dry road, will come Alex Mpondo, alternating between cursing Dirk and feeling sick at the idea of facing him, his torturer. And in Smitsrivier: James Sizela, who has passed years waiting for the moment when the man he is certain killed his son, will be forced to tell where the body lies. The people who are about to meet their pasts will not experience the real truth-telling in the court room, at the public show. The real truth will be felt offstage...

Like last week, this The Time Will Come book has been on my TBR (to be read, for those that don't know) for over 2 and a half years. It was a present for my 18th birthday, and at the time I was reading a lot of novels set in places like Africa, so when I read the synopsis for this, I immediately wanted to read it. I haven't read any books set in Africa for a while now, so perhaps the time to read this novel is getting closer again? I do tend to go through my book collection every once in a while and get rid of books that I've had for years and no longer want to read, and this one has survived my little clear-outs (and I mean little, I don't tend to get rid of many), so it's time will still arrive eventually!


Psique said...

I've never read any book set in Africa, but I love the movies, and the place is just beautiful.

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Fiona said...

That's a really good book. I've read 2 books by Gillain Slovo and she's a great author. My first was Ice Road which was set in Russia.

I have Black Orchids to read which I keep meaning to but never seem to get around to it.

I have books that've been on on my shelf for 10 years... I really ought to clean them out!

Voguedotcom said...

The first book I read set in Africa was The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, which I read for my book group - I didn't expect to enjoy it, but it turned out to be one of my all-time favourites! Definitely worth a read!

And I'm glad this one is good too, Fiona! I've been meaning to read it for so long now! I should really get around to it. Perhaps the perfect Autumn read for this year?

Louisa said...

Never heard of the author, though I've read a book set in Africa :) Sounds really good! HOpe you get to it soon!

BooksforCompany said...

These are the sort of books I so need to try out!
I can imagine I might like this book.
Hope you get to it soon =)

Voguedotcom said...

I had a real thing for books like this a year or so ago! I really need to start getting back into them! :)
I really recommend trying The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver!

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