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by Jacques Strauss

  • Author: Jacques Strauss
  • ISBN: 0099555077
  • ISBN13: 978-0099555070
  • ePub: 1804 kb | FB2: 1300 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage (May 3, 2012)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 764
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The Dubious Salvation Of Jack V. ePub download

Опубликовано: 17 мая 2011 г. The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. is out now in hardback and Kindle! . It's 1989, and in the dying years of the Apartheid regime, eleven-year-old Jack Viljee considers himself the centre of his world.

Smart, funny, touching and a little dangerous, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. is a powerful debut from an original voice. is a powerful coming-of-age story from an original voice. See all Product description.

Subversively smart and unapologetically funny, Jacques Strauss's The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. is a. . is a powerful debut from a fearlessly original voice.

Jacques Strauss was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. His first book, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V, won the Commonwealth Book Prize, Africa. He lives in London with his partner and works as a freelance writer. Библиографические данные. Автор. Издание: перепечатанное.

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01. books /. 02. about /. 03. contact. The Curator The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. According to eleven-year-old Jack, the world is a rational and simple place. But if life doesn't conform to Jack's expectations of it, there is always the sympathy and approval of the family's maid to console him. Not that Susie is a pushover. She believes violence, of the non-disfiguring variety, is a healthy form of affection, hence her not infrequent expression, "Jack, I love you so much.

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What Jack V. does have in common with the others mentioned above is its potential for popular success: it’s a confident and straightforward narrative in a well-achieved voice which gets its points across in fewer than 250 pages. The book is full of such just-so observations: the confusions of childhood sexuality – one moment making light of paedophilia, the next feeling shame at the extent of its own desires – are skewered perfectly. So Jacques Strauss has eight friends! Eight!

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NI_Rak
This is an absorbing story about growing up.
Not only does Jack go through all the ?usual traumas that face boys as they explore their relationships with different members of their family, their friends and their sexuality, he has the added complication of living in South Africa and being of mixed parentage. Extra problems arrive through the family of their servant which Jack has trouble coping with. It's not always obvious what is going to loom large next in young Jack's thoughts but then that's what growing up is all about. The South African background makes it much more interesting.
With some trepidation I recommended it to my Book Club - always a critical lot - and they loved it. We've also told friends who were brought up in various parts of Africa about it with similar feedback.
Looking forward to the next installment of Jack's life!
GoodBuyMyFriends
Fun is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a book about a boy growing up in apartheid South Africa. But, surprisingly, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. is a lot of FUN to read. Kind of a guilty pleasure because you get to experience the world through a pair of very naughty but astute eyes. Jack thinks, says and does things 'regular' people would be ashamed to admit to, he gets away with it because he's an adorable little boy. The author skillfully transports the reader to a time and place most of us are unfamiliar with, a child's perspective on the life of a rich white suburban family during the twilight years of white oppression. It's also the twilight of the main character's childhood so the fun is definitely bitter sweet, but isn't that the best kind of fun? As always with a new author one is apprehensive to start reading but with Strauss you'll be apprehensive to stop reading.
Mezilabar
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The writing style was smart and engaging and at times laugh-out-loud funny. I learned a lot about South Africa too. Looking forward to see what Jacques creates next.
DireRaven
I was disappointed in the book. It read quickly, but I didn't feel there was much substance. I was hoping to read more about the situation in South Africa. I feel this could have taken place any where. There were a few sections that were humorous but only a few.
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