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The House Gun - Nadine Gordimer

Paperback Published: 18th February 1999
ISBN: 9780747542575
Number Of Pages: 294

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How else can you defend yourself against losing your hi-fi equipment, your TV set and computer, your watch and rings? A house gun, like a house cat; that is a fact of ordinary life in many cities of the world as we come to the end of the twentieth century, especially in South Africa. At this time the successful, respected executive director of an insurance company, Harold, and his doctor wife, Claudia, for whom violence could never be a means of solving personal conflict, are faced with something that could never happen to them: their son has committed murder. What kind of loyalty do a mother and a father owe a son who has committed this unimaginable horror? What have they done, in influencing his character; more ominously, where is it they have failed him? "The House Gun" is a passionate narrative of love being particularly complex between parents and their children. It moves with the restless pace of living itself, from the intimate to the general condition; if it is a parable of present violence, it is also an affirmation of the will to human reconciliation that starts where it must, between individuals.

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ISBN: 9780747542575
ISBN-10: 0747542570
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 18th February 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition